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Freedom House plans events to fight domestic violence

Silhouettes, vigil, purple all will be incorporated

Shown are some of the “Silent Witness” silhouettes, representing domestic violence homicide victims in area communities over the years, that will be displayed at Soldiers and Sailors Park in Princeton until Oct. 12.
Shown are some of the “Silent Witness” silhouettes, representing domestic violence homicide victims in area communities over the years, that will be displayed at Soldiers and Sailors Park in Princeton until Oct. 12.

PRINCETON — In recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (#DVAM), Freedom House is staging the following events. Community participation is welcome and encouraged.

Oct. 1-12 — “Silent Witness” silhouettes, representing domestic violence homicide victims in area communities over the years, will be displayed at Soldiers and Sailors Park in Princeton.

Oct. 9 in Princeton — A candlelight vigil will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for domestic violence survivors and their families at Soldiers and Sailors Park in Princeton. Candles will be provided, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating.

Oct. 18 — Freedom House staff will be present from 7 to 8:30 p.m. during the Stark County High School homecoming football game. Teams will be wearing purple socks, and cheerleaders will sport purple hair ribbons.

Mid-October — “Silent Witness” silhouettes, representing domestic violence homicide victims in Henry County, will be displayed inside the courthouse in Cambridge.

Throughout October — Purple lights and ribbons will be displayed on the trees on the Freedom House campus. Community members and businesses are encouraged to light their windows in purple to commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Law enforcement officers will wear purple ribbons on their uniforms. The Freedom House Facebook page will daily feature an inspirational message from a staff member.

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