Ithaca Blog

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Third Annual Peter De Mott Peace Trot, Sun. 17 June

The third annual Peter De Mott Peace Trot takes place on Father's Day, Sunday 17 June, 10 a.m., at Cornell Plantations.

The three-kilometer run (or trot, or walk) is in memory and celebration of Pete De Mott, a friend to many in Ithaca, an activist for peace, a great family man, and an avid runner.

Pete served in the U.S. Army and in the Marines in the 1960's. His experiences in Viet Nam lead him to oppose war. Pete was among the most prominent anti-war activists in the world, committed in action and eloquent in words.

The Trot was created by his family and friends to honor and benefit Pete's work.

Details are available on the Trot's Facebook page, where you can register, or volunteer.

There will also be a benefit concert this year, on Friday the 15th, at 7 p.m. at the Finger Lakes Wine Center on South Cayuga Street, across from the Holiday Inn.

The concert features country rock from Double E, old-timey music from the Evil City String Band, and Irish music from the Grady Girls, comprising nieces and daughters of Pete and his wife, Ellen Grady.

Steve Burke
for Ithaca NY Blog

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