Whitehaven High anti-violence event features camels and kangaroos

by: Andrew Ellison
Posted: Jul 26, 2019 / 10:06 PM CDT / Updated: Jul 26, 2019 / 10:25 PM CDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Whitehaven High School was turned into a petting zoo Friday evening, with a camel, lemur, kangaroo, and really large snake.

“I ain’t never seen one of these before,” one junior said looking at the kangaroo.

The critters were part of a summer bloc party for kids. The free event, which included rides and food, was an attempt to keep kids out of trouble. Four more will follow in the coming weeks all over town.

Artemis “Peppa” Williams is the program organizer. His goal is to cut down on violence little by little.

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