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City leaders meet for 'Longest Table' discussion

Posted at 6:22 AM, Oct 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-28 06:35:30-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Making sure everybody has a say in what happens.

A 500- foot long table was set up in the heart of the capital city Sunday in hopes of doing just that.

It's called Longest Table and it's a Tallahassee tradition that’s going on five years strong now.

Different organizations and people from all around the area come to enjoy a meal together and talking about different things going on in the community.

The City along with Leon County work together to make this event happen each year.

People from the Northside, Southside, and everywhere in between come to create a culture of unity and peace within our city.

One organizer says events like this are very important when it comes to breaking barriers within the community.

"Its important because we are trying to have conversations about things happening in our community and this is a great way to do it. You can fellowship over food as they say ‘break bread and break barriers.’ You also have an opportunity to meet a net neighbor and make a friend,” said LaVonia Jones, Public Information Specialist City of Tallahassee.

The mayor along with other city and county leaders were there as well celebrating everything that is Tallahassee.