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Anti-Gun Event Held At North Philly Rec Center

By John McDevitt

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – There was a lot going on Saturday at the Cecil B.Moore Recreation Center to engage the community. That’s where the “Stop Illegal Guns Rally and Peace Concert” was held.

There was workshops, musical performances, free food and blow up water features for the kids to keep cool.

Several community groups were on hand like Frontline Dads, where Rueben Jones is the executive director.

“We do a mentoring program for at risk youth,” he said. “We also help returning citizens who are coming from incarceration back into the community and we have a program for single fathers seeking to regain or establish custody/visitation of their children.”

Nicolette, who lives near-by, was there with her 10-year-old son. Her uncle was shot and killed last month on his porch. She says events like this are very important

“It means a lot to me, a member of the community to come here support and just hope for the best. It reinforces that people care and it reinforces the fact that we need to stop it.”

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