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Mayor Backus, City Council to Host Candlelight Vigil for Domestic Violence Awareness Oct. 5

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October is domestic violence awareness month. All are invited to join Mayor Nancy Backus, Auburn city council members and others at City Hall plaza located at 25 West Main St. for a candlelight vigil and awareness ceremony on Monday, October 5 at 6 p.m. The ceremony will include remarks from Mayor Backus and Auburn Police Chief Bob Lee and will conclude with a candlelit moment of silence to remember and honor victims and survivors of domestic violence.

Participants are encouraged to wear purple, the color of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, as a way to tell others that ending domestic violence is important to you.

After the ceremony, Mayor Nancy Backus will proclaim October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the city of Auburn and present awards to Auburn Police Officers and staff that have been instrumental in assisting victims of domestic violence in Auburn find safety.

Auburn’s Domestic Violence Task Force encourages all citizens to take a stand and work together to end domestic violence and to remember that domestic violence thrives when we are silent.