The Keedysville peace and unity event - co-coordinated by Shannon French and Carl French - featured information and resource booths, exhibits and displays representing various cultures, a book sale and entertainment, including a dance marathon and a reptile display.
Sevan Birky of Boonsboro, who grew up in Lebanon, led the crowd at the peace and unity gathering in a traditional Armenian dance. Birky said she loves to teach people about her culture and "do anything that shows how wonderful God has made each one of us."
Candace and Alan Wiliamson of Keedysville took their sons, Cameron, 10, and Johnathon, 7, to the Keedysville gathering. They said they were glad to have somewhere away from Sharpsburg and the Klan event to take their sons to have some fun.
Greg McGrath, 64 and Dina Coe, 61, of Great Cacapon, W.Va., said they went to Sharpsburg to protest by standing along the street, turning their backs and singing "We Shall Overcome" as the Klan passed by in a parade.