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Candlelight vigil set to observe day of unity against domestic violence

Staff reports

A candlelight march and vigil to promote an end to domestic violence in Douglas County through awareness, advocacy and action will be held on Oct. 4.

The march will begin at Lampe Park pavilion at 7 p.m. and end at the Family Support Council of Douglas County’s parking lot on Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville.

The event is being called “You Deserve to Feel Safe, Day of Unity” and is being coordinated by Soroptimist International of Carson Valley and Family Support Council of Douglas County to help educate victims, abusers and the general public of the seriousness of domestic violence, said Soroptimist member Liz Bricker.

“The keynote speaker will be Judge David Gamble, who is a long-time supporter of programs to reduce domestic violence. We will also hear from other local dignitaries,” Bricker said.

T-shirts commemorating the event will be sold for $10 each, and refreshments will be served.

For more information, call Cora Hansen, 782-1045, or Bricker, 265-3539.