The Domestic Violence Committee were "busy bees" this October

The Domestic Violence Committee were "busy bees" this October. To mark national Domestic Violence Awareness month, two major things were planned - hosting a Candlelight Vigil in Wewahitchka and disseminating "The Law is on your side" informational poster and bi-fold as part of the educational focus inspired by Gulf County Sheriff Mike Harrison.

The Wewahitchka Candle Light Vigil was held on Oct. 26 at Lake Alice Park. The Pavilion overlooks Lake Alice that shone beautifully in the setting sun. The Vigil was held to honor survivors and to remember the victims of domestic abuse. The vigil featured two domestic abuse survivor speakers who gave inspiring stories of courage

The 30-plus attendees also heard uplifting messages from Sheriff Harrison and in prayer from Father Jerry Huft of St. John's Episcopal Church. The Gulf/Mexico Beach Domestic Violence Task Force supported the Wewahitchka Vigil by attending and providing candles, pins and wrist bands to the attendees. We thank Booster member George Boyer for providing the P.A. system, and recognized Father Huft as a Booster member also. The warmth of the lit candles and hot chocolate ended the evening.