The 3rd Annual Anti-Bullying Chalk Away Hate event served as a platform to spread the crucial message of fostering empathy and compassion, and included special appearances by local TikTok artists and Instagram stars such as TJ & Kylee, Diana Pombo, also known as Lady D, Andrea Pombo, Lexi Rabe, and Maddy Lee Ann, among others. Their presence added an element of excitement and familiarity for the attendees, particularly the younger participants, emphasizing the importance of unity and support in combating bullying.
Attendees of all ages were greeted with a dazzling glow-style environment, where they had the opportunity to partake in various activities, and win an array of exciting prizes, including Switches, Electric Scooters, Laptops, Cameras, Apple iPads, Airpods, TVs, and much more. The event’s emphasis on promoting positivity and kindness was reflected in the participation of students from across the county, who enthusiastically engaged in writing uplifting and affirming messages with chalk in the glow-in-the-dark area.
Throughout the evening, co-emcees Athena Choudhry and Captain Ken Chapman from the Salvation Army of Osceola reiterated the event’s overarching message: that there is no place for bullying and hate in Osceola County, specifically in our schools and among students. Their steadfast advocacy for fostering respect, care, and love among community members resonated with the attendees, emphasizing the crucial need for a collective effort to create a safe and inclusive environment for all.
Commissioner Peggy Choudhry’s commitment to addressing the pervasive issue of bullying and promoting a culture of kindness and empathy within Osceola County was exemplified through the resounding success of the 3rd Annual Anti-Bullying Chalk Away Hate event. With the support of local influencers and the active engagement of community members, the event succeeded in nurturing a sense of unity and solidarity, highlighting the collective responsibility to cultivate a more compassionate and understanding society. Through initiatives such as these, Osceola County continues to pave the way for fostering a more inclusive and supportive community for all its residents, especially our young, and impressionable students.