Candlelight Vigil To Honor Domestic Violence Victims, Survivors

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On Thursday, Oct. 8, the community is invited to participate in Time Out’s annual candlelight walk/vigil honoring those who have died and those who have survived the social epidemic known as domestic violence.

Participants will meet at the Town Hall parking lot at 5:45 p.m., where they will be given candles and signs to carry, if desired.

At 6 p.m., the assembled group will line up to begin a brief walk to Payson United Methodist Church, where a short program and refreshments will be provided. The program highlight will be a survivor’s story.

Should the walk be canceled due to inclement weather, the program will proceed at 6:30 p.m. as planned.

The candlelight walk/vigil is intended to help raise awareness and sensitivity to a topic that is sometimes difficult to understand.

Men are encouraged to attend as — contrary to common assumption — they, too, can become victims of domestic violence, organizers said.

For more information, please call Time Out at (928) 472-8007.

This event is one of many activities planned by Time Out, a local domestic violence shelter, in recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Time Out’s annual fund-raising banquet is Oct. 24 at The Rim Club.

Anyone can help Time Out’s programs of hope by donating auction items, becoming a sponsor, and/or attending the banquet. For tickets or more information, please contact Sue Yale at 970-1255.

All donations and fund-raising proceeds go to support local Time Out programs.

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