The Memorial Quilt continued during this year’s vigil
During the Second Annual Community Candlelight Vigil, which will be held this Saturday, April 21 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Berkeley Springs State Park, participants will be able to create a quilt piece in honor of a loved one.
The Memorial Quilt was started during the 2011 Vigil and will be continued during this year’s event.
Quilt pieces will be available to family and friends. These pieces can be personalized with pictures and other keepsakes in order to memorialize or to show support to someone they care about. Fabric markers will also be available.
In addition to offering support to those in the community that have been affected by addiction, the Vigil’s goal is also to raise awareness and to open the doors of recovery by eliminating the shame and prejudice that has followed the disease of addiction.
Prior to the Vigil, the Awakening Health Center will be hosting a Prescription Drug Pain Management and Alternative Relief Wellness Fair from 2:30-5:30 p.m. on April 21 at Berkeley Springs State Park.
Participants can learn about alternative therapies for pain, receive information on preventing accidental prescription drug misuse, as well as nutritional and herbal information. Alternative therapists will be on hand to answer questions. Crafts for kids will also be available.
For more information on either of these events, contact Megan Scott at 304-258-7807 or Marti Sikes at 304-258-6678. Funding for these events has been provided by grants through Drug Free Communities and the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation.