CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - Chattanooga's Westside community is sending a message of peace to the criminals who try to take over.
The Neighborhood Rec Center held a "Stop the Violence" rally.
A Halloween party keeps the kids entertained while adults learn about programs to keep young people off the streets and out of trouble.
It's the second year in a row for this rally.
Organizers say it's a small step toward a big impact.
The rally comes less than two weeks after a woman jogging was assaulted on Reggie White Boulevard.
Police arrested two teens.
One was a minor.
Community leaders say they want the Stop the Violence rally to shed some positive light in the west side community.
Thursday marks 25 years since 69-year old Mena Richie was found beaten to death in her home.
900 Whitehall Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405
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