Prominently displayed - The pledge of The Hand and Words are Not for Hurting Project were prominently displayed for all the audience to see at Wednesday's program in the Alta-Aurelia Middle School gym.
Choral Reading group - The 8th Grade Choral Reading Group at the Alta-Aurelia Middle School gave a reading related to the topic at hand at Wednesday morning's program in Aurelia.
Tracing hands - After taking the pledge to not use their hands or words to hurt others, community leaders had the outline of their hand traced onto a banner by Aurelia Elementary students at Wednesday morning's program at the Aurelia school. In this photo, third grader Keelin Paltz traces Police Chief Gene Suhr's hand.
Community, Business Leaders take the pledge - Aurelia business people and community leaders take the pledge to end verbal and physical abuse. left to right, Aurelia Lumber/Maple Valley Hardware owners Bruce and Carla Peterson, Aurelia Fire Chief Deloy Bruce, Ann Tell and her husband, Aurelia Mayor Jim Tell, and Aurelia Police Chief Gene Suhr.