UPDATE: With rain in the forecast and Hurricane Florence expected to the south, planners of the Peace in the Park observance at Salisbury City Park have canceled the event.
The area of the park where the event was planned is prone to flooding, one board member said after a Wednesday night board meeting.
Organizers will soon start preparing for next year’s observance.
Faith communities and various organizations were scheduled to gather.
The annual observance of the United Nations’ World Peace Day features music and dance, a drumming circle, children’s activities and art show, and signs with quotes related to peace along park trails in what is called a Peace Walk.
St. Francis de Sales Parish is among the various Christian churches that participates, along with the local Jewish, Hindu, Muslim and Buddhist communities. Several community-based organizations, including the Salisbury Police Department, also participate.