Augusta - Governor Paul LePage has signed a proclamation designating October as Bullying Prevention Month. Two state representatives pushed for the proclamation in conjunction with an upcoming walk to raise awareness for the issue.
Rep. Justin Chenette of Saco and Rep. Terry Morrison of South Portland were instrumental in the Governor agreeing to make October a month to recognize the issue of bullying and ways to combat it. Both are part of a team organizing the upcoming Unite Against Bullying Maine Walk being held behind Thornton Academy on Sunday Oct. 6th at 9am.
"The first step to combating bullying is to raise awareness for the fact it takes place, recognize the signs, and help to provide tools for preventative measures," says Chenette.
The walk is a minimum of $25 for each adult walker, $15 for children and students. The walk will take place on the beautiful Eastern Trail beginning at Thornton Academy Middle School this Sunday October 6 at 9:00 a.m.
After the walk they will be having a Family Fund Day. Activities will include a concert with Maine Steiners, The Veayo Twins, Rebecca Reed, Suzie Stauble Pepper and other talented performers, with over 30 vendors with games and activities including Maine Children’s Authors, story walks and visits from many special guests. There will also be a reading of the gubernatorial proclamation by the legislative delegation.