Monday, February 25, 2013

Building Bridges Initiative
Date: 5/24/2012 Album ID: 1476034
Photos by Bill Tarutis
The Rev. Shawn Walker, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Wilkes-Barre, gives the background of the Building Bridges Initiative at Dodson Elementary School in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday night.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER
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Carol Golden of Wilkes-Barre, right, and her husband Willie, grandparents of Tyler Winstead, listen to the Building Bridges presentation Thursday night.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER
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The Rev. Michael Brewster, pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Wilkes-Barre, talks about community well-being at the Building Bridges Initiative at Dodson Elementary School in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday night.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER
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Jill Price of Wilkes-Barre applauds the efforts of the Building Bridges Initiative.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER
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Wilkes-Barre Police Crime Prevention Officer Phillip Myers talks about current crime statistics and prevention at the Building Bridges Initiative Thursday night in Wilkes-Barre.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER
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Facilitator Linda Tompetter of the Luzerne County Diversity Commission, right, listens to ideas discussed by residents in a break-out group at the Building Bridges Initiative Thursday night in Wilkes-Barre.   BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER
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Facilitator Jackie Walters, Director of Disabilities Services at Penn State-Hazleton, second from right, listens to ideas discussed by residents in a break-out group at the Building Bridges Initiative Thursday night in Wilkes-Barre.   BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER
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Facilitator the Rev. Richard Bolt, pastor of New Hope Four Square Church in Wilkes-Barre, lists the top three reasons contributing to youth violence discussed by his break-out group at the Building Bridges Initiative Thursday night in Wilkes-Barre.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER
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