Constitution Rallies on Saturday

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By The Staff

A second round of tea parties are planned for Saturday in celebration of the Constitution Day, hosted by the groups that held similar parties on April 15.

The Tea Party Rally on the Levy County Courthouse steps will  be from noon to 1 p.m.  Participants are asked to sit under the trees to the left of the steps so speakers don’t have to yell to be heard.

Two issues will be the focus: healthcare and education, according to  Juanita Melchoir, an organizer of the Levy rally. After the discussion, there will be time for participants to be heard.

For more information, contact Melchoir at 339-0747.

A second rally will be held in Perry at Forest Capital Park on U.S. 19 South from 10 a.m. until noon.

 The rally is part of a national 9/12 movement to inform citizens about their federal government and to unify Americans much the same way the country unified the day following 9/11.  Chairman Paul Henry said, “The recent T.E.A. parties and Town Hall meetings have underscored the need for the average person to be heard loudly and clearly by our elected officials.”

The Perry gathering is being held for residents of Jefferson, Madison, Suwannee, Lafayette, Dixie, Levy, and Taylor counties.

Those interested in participating can visit the website of www.taylorteaparty.com or call the organizing committee at 850-584-4404, 850-584-4455, or 850-223-1266 X-0028.