(MURFREESBORO) As you recall, last month the Walnut Grove Primitive Baptist Church at 2480 Twin Oak Drive was vandalized. The public is now encouraged to be a part of a TOWN HALL MEETING at 3:00 o'clock this Saturday afternoon, October 13, 2018. Local law enforcement, government and community leaders will discuss ways to reduce future hate crimes.
Rev. Richard W. Sibert said, "The goal is to engage the community in effort to prevent this senseless acts of hatred from happening again."
Sibert noted, "We hope to exchange ideas and strategies to help strengthen love in our community."
In connection with the September 18, 2018 incident, Murfreesboro Police charged four teenagers with burglary and vandalism. The youth were reported to have written racial comments in Bibles and on structures in the Murfreesboro church.
Local church member Marcus Rhodes is helping to coordinate the TOWN HALL MEETING and said, "WGNS' Bart Walker will moderate the session, and Rev. Sibert will be the facilitator."
Again, the TOWN HALL MEETING is open to the public, and will be from 3:00-4:30PM on Saturday afternoon, October 13, 2018, at the Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church at 2480 Twin Oak Drive.