Candlelight vigil and ‘Shine the Light’ campaign honor local domestic violence victims

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Candle FlameA community-wide domestic violence candlelight vigil will be hosted by LACASA Center on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. in the courtyard of the historic Livingston County Courthouse, 200 E. Grand River Ave., in downtown Howell.

LACASA’s 19th Annual Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil will include memorial tributes to honor local victims who lost their lives to domestic violence. Members of LACASA’s Teen Advisory Council will speak about the group’s efforts to raise awareness in the high schools about teen dating abuse and teen dating violence.

The Howell High School a Cappella Choir will perform and candles will be lit in remembrance of lives lost and to celebrate the courage of survivors.

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and each year LACASA signifies the month by conducting a Shine the Light campaign.

Businesses and residents are invited to display purple lights in street-front windows to show support for survivors. Purple string lights and awareness posters are available at LACASA for a small donation.

LACASA is a nonprofit organization that provides help and hope for survivors of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault from Livingston County. For more information about the candlelight vigil, visit www.lacasacenter.org.

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