The DM Rotary Club dedicated a new “peace pole” at Tangerine Sky Park in Marana on Friday, Oct. 30th.
The pole has the phrase “May Peace Prevail on Earth,” in five languages: English, Spanish, Hebrew, Mandarin Chinese and Tohono O’odham, selected to represent people vital to this area of the world.
The selected location along interior walking paths within the park provides gorgeous views of the Tucson Mountains, the Tortolita’s, and the Catalina’s -- offering a meditative area for a peaceful thought for the 35,000 to 80,000 residents that walk thru that area each year.   
The dedication ceremony included Marana town officials, Rotary District 5500 leadership, club members, & other guests and speakers including:
  • Jeff Penfil, Club Peacebuilder chair & event emcee
  • Jim Conroy, Marana Director of Parks and Recreation
  • Joe Hentges & Randy Brooks, Past Rotary District 5500 Governors
  • Ellie Patterson, Immediate Rotary Past District 5500 Governor & Peace Education Chair
  • Arturo Foltes, Parks & Recreation peace pole installer
  • Rabbi Ephraim Zimmerman, Chabad of Oro Valley
  • Ed Honea, Marana Mayor
 The 8-foot white pole is a recognized symbol for peace around the world.
“Peace poles are internationally recognized symbols that send messages for peace ... and there are more than 250,000 poles in every country of the world…and now there is one more in this gorgeous Marana park location.” said Club Peacebuilder chair Jeff Penfil.

Oct 30th Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony Photo Gallery