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Hands Across The Sand To Be Held June 25th

June 17, 2011 - Oak Island, NC - Local community members are joining grass roots Americans at area beaches in a peaceful gathering to support clean air, oceans and beaches. Last year this international event took place in 42 countries. Oak Island has the beach and we are inviting folks from each of the surrounding communities to participate.

Beginning at the Cabana (46th Street, behind Oak Island Town Hall) and stretching east and west to the fishing piers, beach goers will form a line in the sand and join hands from noon until 12:15. We are making our voices heard to leave nothing but footprints on our beaches and to keep our air and oceans clean by not contributing to unsustainable practices. We embrace a clean energy future for a sustainable planet.

Joining hands sends a powerful visual message of human solidarity; unified in the defense of the air we breath, the water we drink and the food we consume. Every time we join hands that message is reinforced. A line in the sand is a powerful thing. It's simple and logical: Embrace A Clean Environment.

Everyone is encouraged to wear t-shirts, carry banners/signs for their schools, organizations and businesses to show our universal support.

If your business or organization would like to participate, call Bettie Thorne at 919-413-3585 or Wendi Schneider at 910-448-0664. There is no cost for this event. All you have to do is bring your friends, family, business associates to the beach on June 25th. You can park at any beach access between the two piers and walk east or west until you see the line. Assistants will be stationed at the major beach accesses to direct you and ask you to sign in so they can get a count of participants which will go on the Hands Across The Sand website.

The goal is to stretch the line from pier to pier!


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