Highland city officials gathered at Aurantia Park on Greenspot Road on Monday, Dec. 2, to dedicate a bench donated by the Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’i of Highland.
In attendance were Mayor Penny Lilburn, the entire Highland City Council and the Public Works Director Jim Richardson.
According to Naghmeh Katsianos, the donation of the bench was to honor the bicentennial of the birth of the Bab (a messenger of God who announced in 1844 that humanity was entering a new era). According to the Bahá’i faith, the Bab prepared people to receive new teachings from God through which the whole world could unite to create justice and lasting peace.
Katsianos invited the inhabitants of Highland to work together with the Bahá’i.
“These acts of kindness don’t happen very often,” Lilburn said of the donation The mayor then presented the assembly with a certificate of recognition from the city of Highland and the full city council for the donation of the bench and two trees that were planted in the park.