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Candlelight Vigil Set for Oct. 3, 2017

Please Attend

21st Annual Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil

When: Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017

Time: 7 – 8 p.m.

Place: Historic Howell County Courthouse, 220 E. Grand River Ave., downtown


  • Hear community members speak
  • Listen to the Howell a Cappella Choir
  • View memorial tributes in amphitheater
  • Participate in the candle lighting ceremony

Why: October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and we gather to remember victims and support survivors.

Shine Purple Lights in October  lac Shine Light ICON - SQUARE 2013

We invite the Livingston County community to join LACASA’s Shine the Light campaign during October to raise awareness about this pervasive issue.

Residents and businesses may purchase purple string lights, light bulbs and lanterns from LACASA and hang them during October with a cause poster that says in part: Domestic Violence Has No Place in Our Community.

For more information about getting free posters and ordering string lights, porch-light bulbs or lanterns for a nominal donation, contact Nicole Matthews-Creech, LACASA Community Education Director, at 517-548-1350, or email her at

Learn more about  

Purple Light Nights,

a national movement

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