The community gathered recently for a Peace Love Lebanon event at Pickett Chapel.
Wilson County Black History Committee President Mary Harris said she was very pleased with the celebration and hopes that it will draw more attention to the Pickett Chapel restoration project.
New committee member Kristi Galligan helped coordinate the event, which aimed to celebrate peacemakers and celebrate life in Wilson County.
"We also wanted to celebrate it at the first place of communal worship in Lebanon which is Pickett Chapel," she said. "All the money raised went toward the project."
Lebanon Police Chief Mike Justice was asked to serve as a speaker during the event.
"We wanted to celebrate the police force. He gave a great speech and talked about why he chose to be a policeman," Galligan added.
"It was a great success. We are hoping to have other Peace Love Lebanon events."