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image Mariana Sablan holds two candles at Candlelight Vigil at Veterans Memorial Park in Tooele in 2015. Community members will gather again on Thursday night for a vigil at the park in remembrance, unity and awareness about domestic violence.

October 17, 2017
Domestic violence advocates to hold candlelight vigil

The victims and survivors of domestic violence will be honored and remembered at a candlelight vigil this Thursday.

The vigil will be held at Veterans Memorial Park in Tooele at 7 p.m. with a short program and speakers, according to Theresa Lewis, victim advocacy coordinator with Tooele County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy.

Lewis said the event helps drive awareness of domestic violence, while remembering victims and recognizing survivors.

Attendees will gather at Janna’s Java at 402 N. Main St. at 6 p.m. before walking down Main Street to the park at 6:30 p.m. Speakers at the vigil will include Grantsville City Police Officer Alison Peterson and there will be light refreshments.

There will also be a tribute to Marcella Aragon, who was murdered in her home in July 2016, Lewis said. There will be a table with place settings but a missing chair, symbolizing the loss of Aragon.

Lewis said the candlelight vigil has been held for a number of years but continues to grow every year. She said the original vigil had only about 30 participants and they are expecting as many as 80 to 100 this Thursday.

Tooele County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy provide a number of programs and services, including a 24-hour crisis line, which can be contacted at 435-882-6888.

The organization also provides crisis intervention, medical advocacy, assistance and referrals to victims and survivors of domestic violence.

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