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Vigil to mark awareness of domestic violence

WOODSTOCK – Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a time to mourn those who have died because of domestic violence, to celebrate those who have survived and to connect all those who work to end violence.

Locally, there will be a candlelight vigil at 6 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Woodstock Square.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month was first observed in October 1987.

The vigil is sponsored by 22nd Judicial Circuit Family Violence Coordinating Council, McHenry County College, Direct Counseling and Turning Point, and will feature speakers and performances designed to support and comfort victims of domestic violence, as well as commemorate the struggle to end family violence.

Previous vigils have featured area police and law enforcement officials calling for increased community awareness, victims offering their stories and Woodstock domestic violence agency and shelter Turning Point offering resources for victims.

For information on the candlelight vigil, call Bev Thomas at 815-479-7792.

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