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LINCOLN, Maine — Spruce Run—the domestic violence project serving Penobscot County—is partnering with organizations and members of the Lincoln Community for a day of raising awareness about domestic abuse on Wednesday, Oct. 12. Participants include Lincoln Police Chief William Lawrence; Director of Lincoln Parks and Recreation Ron Weatherbee; Penobscot Valley Hospital, Health Access Network and other members of the community. This event is in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2011.

The events for the day include:

11a.m.-1p.m. : Clothesline Project Display at Health Access Network (Parking Lot)
4-5 p.m. : Clothesline Project Display at the Downtown Gazebo
5-6 p.m. : Lincoln community members walk a .7 mile loop around town starting and ending at the Gazebo
6-6:30 p.m. : The walk will be followed by a remembrance ceremony with speakers from the community

Each event will feature free: purple balloons and ribbons; children’s activities, information to raise awareness about abuse; resources for people affected by abuse and refreshments.
We are encouraging everyone to wear purple shirts or company shirts, bring signs/banners, etc. and help us make this an exciting walk to raise awareness about Domestic Violence.

Domestic abuse and violence affects all of us in some way during our lifetime. Spruce Run’s 24-hour hotline (1-800-863-9909) is available to anyone affected by domestic abuse to talk about their situation and explore their options. Working together we can change attitudes, save lives and end abuse.
If you would like more information, or to schedule an interview, please call Joy Walters, Outreach and Awareness Coordinator for Spruce Run at 945-5102 or email jwalters@sprucerun.net

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