Last Thursday, August 2, 2012, World Harmony runners came to Ellicottville, and were hosted by Annie and Mike Widger for an evening of food and friendship. Annie was also honored for her involvement for several years by being awarded the Torch-Bearer Award.
As runners have carried the torch around the world invariably they have come into contact with some remarkable people. The award was created to recognize and honor those people who have inspired their nations, their cities, and their communities through their own lives and deeds.
The World Harmony Run is a global relay founded by peace leader Sri Chinmoy that seeks to promote international friendship and understanding. As a symbol of harmony, runners carry a flaming torch, passing it from hand to hand travelling through over 100 nations around the globe. The World Harmony Run does not seek to raise money or highlight any political cause, but simply strives to create goodwill among peoples of all nations.
To find out more about the World Harmony Run and the progress of the running teams, visit “Live from the road” at www.worldharmonyrun.org.