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Anti-drug march hits streets May 3
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TRINITY – The 2nd Annual Community in Unity March Against Crime and Drugs will hit the streets at 3 p.m. Friday, May 3. Organized by the Trinity Police Department, the event is designed to pull the community together and allow it to voice its opposition to drug abuse and all crimes in general. "Last year we had over 300 people turn out for the march and we're hoping to top that total this year," Police Chief Steve Jones said. "People are always saying they are opposed to crime and drugs and this will give them an opportunity to come together and do something," he added. Last year Jones issued a challenge that called for several members of the police force to shave their heads if the number of marchers exceeded 500. Mayor Lyle Stubbs even agreed to shave his head if the total topped 1,000. "We didn't get to the 500 mark but as an act of good faith, I went ahead and had my head shaved," Jones said. "I'd like to issue another challenge this year but I haven't come up with one yet. I don't think we should do the same one as last year," he said Jones said this year the event will begin and end at the Trinity Community Center and will follow a path mostly through residential neighborhoods. The final leg of the walk will be from the intersection of Highways 19 and 94 south along Highway 19 back to the community center. Jones said the march will pause at the intersection to enable all of the walkers to gather before they make their final push south. The route is about three miles long and is expected to take less than an hour to walk. "Last year Joseph's Restaurant donated the hotdogs that we served at the end of the walk and this year it is the Trinity Café that will be providing beef hotdogs," Jones said. Like last year, those who are physically unable to walk the distance are invited to travel the route in golf carts, side-by-side "mules" or on Segways. "We don't want four-wheelers on the route and we want to limit the use of motorized transport to those who just cannot do the walk," Jones said.