is the theme of the upcoming 10th Annual Candlelight Vigil. The Candlelight Vigil is an annual event that honors survivors of domestic violence and raises awareness of domestic violence in the community.
Reflecting the increasing awareness of domestic violence in our communities, what began on the front steps of the Washington County Courthouse is this year going to take up a full block of downtown Hillsboro, including the Civic Center Plaza!
On October 4, 2007 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., hundreds of candles will illuminate Main Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues. The event is open to the public and free of charge. Join us to show your support for domestic violence survivors. We’d love to see you there!
The program in brief:
4:00 Welcome and introduction
4:15 Proclamation of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Washington County
4:15 Sheryl’s Ad Hoc Singers
4:45 Survivor testimonial
4:50 Messages of hope and inspiration
5:00 Harmony Rose Chorus
5:15 Charity Cars Giveaway with Baxter Auto Parts
5:45 Survivor testimonial
5:50 Messages of hope and inspiration
6:00 Helen Wick Walters Dance Studio
6:15 Domestic Violence Resource Center update
6:30 ISing Community Choir
6:45 Survivor testimonial
6:50 Minute of silence and candle lighting
7:00 Message of hope and farewell
Other attractions: survivor art gallery, displays by area nonprofits and public service agencies, children’s activities, protective order bingo, self-care booth, food/refreshments, volunteer area, t-shirts, ribbons, pins…and more!
Download the Vigil flyer here.
We thank the following corporate sponsors for supporting the 10th Annual Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil:
- Columbia Community Bank
- Express Personnel Services
- Pam Evans Allstate Insurance Agency
- Tuality Healthcare
Can’t make it to the Vigil this year? Please consider supporting the event by making a tax-deductible financial contribution. Click here to make an instant secure donation.
(last update: 9/17/2007)