Erath County Community Coalition holds candle light vigil tomorrow

Sydney Burns—

Executive Producer

To watch the full interview with Denise Harroff, click here: http://bit.ly/2eMfuFg

The Erath County Community Coalition [ECCC] is hosting the first annual candlelight vigil to honor those who have lost their lives due to substance abuse.

On the Thursday of Red Ribbon week, organizations nationwide do so as well.

Executive producer Sydney Burns interviews Erath County Community Coalition coordinator Denise Harroff.  Photo by Sydney Burns, Texan News.

Executive producer Sydney Burns interviews Erath County Community Coalition coordinator Denise Harroff. 
Photo by Sydney Burns, Texan News.

Erath County Community Coalition coordinator, Denise Harroff said this is a time to remember those who have lost their lives to substance abuse.

“We’re going to gather together as a support for all those who have lost loved ones,” Harroff said.

Harroff said there is often a negative stigma attached to substance abusers, which is the reason they created this event. However, this event is a time for people to come together and honor those individuals.

“There is no negative stigma at our candlelight vigil. It’s going to be people’s lives being remembered and celebrated, not mourned,” Harroff said.

The vigil is free and open to the public, including those who have not lost anyone to substance abuse. The vigil is tomorrow Oct. 27, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Stephenville City Park Birdsong Amphitheater.

“This is going to be a place where people are more than welcome to be open and greeted by community members who support them,” Harroff said.

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