YWCA Northeast Indiana held their annual Flowers on the River event in Lawton Park on Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. The annual event marked the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. There was a short program in the gazebo of Lawton Park including a proclamation reading by Deputy Mayor, Karl Bandemer and a personal story from Maggie Miln.

“The YWCA services and programs saved my life, helping me piece myself back together and re-create my future.” Maggie Miln said

About 70 attendees then walked to the Martin Luther King Bridge, where flowers were dropped into the river to remember those lives that have been impacted by domestic violence. This event marks the beginning of a month full of events to raise awareness about this important issue.

Throughout October, YWCA Northeast has an exciting line-up of activities that individuals and communities can get involved with to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Organizations, businesses, libraries, and schools can participate in; Chalk it Up, Peace Story Time and Purple Fridays. To learn more about how you can get involved visit our Domestic Violence Awareness Month information page:

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