LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin City council woman and a lawyer are teaming up to bring the community together this weekend.
Ward 1 Councilwoman Guessipina Bonner and Lufkin lawyer Holly Perkins are putting the finishing touches on the United in Peace Gathering. The two have been working for the last week to come up with something that could bring the entire community together.
"Fortunately, Lufkin is a giving community, and people have just said, 'What can I do to help? What can we do to help,'" Bonner said.
Bonner also wanted to send a special invitation to the Muslim community.
"We do not hear from them much, but we wanted to make sure they are included," Bonner said.
Perkins believes the community is one that has always stood together.
"Everyone's come together because here as long as you keep the doors open and work together, we can solve anything," Perkins said.
The event will be at the George H. Henderson Expo Center on Saturday. It will run from 3 to 7 p.m. There will be food, drinks and music featuring David Parrish and Brian Harkness. There will also be comments made by former state representative Jim McReynolds.