October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and each year, DeWitt County DOVE hosts a special candlelight vigil to commemorate the victims of domestic violence and its survivors.
The ceremony is tonight at the St. John's Catholic Church in Clinton at 6:30 pm. Jennifer Tolladay with DeWitt County DOVE says because of COVID, this year's event will be shorter but they will continue with their usual testimonials and candle-lighting ceremony to honor the victims of domestic violence.
The month of October allows for DOVE to provide added awareness around domestic violence but to also pause and reflect on those who are in the midst of a situation seeking shelter or those who have lost their battle.
This evening's vigil will be shorter to honor COVID restrictions. Tolladay says they will require masks to be worn and have sanitizer available at the doors.
Tonight's vigil starts at 6:30 pm and again is at the St. John's Catholic Church on Monroe Street in Clinton. Get more information about DOVE by 217-935-6619.