LARGO - The fifth anniversary Candlelight vigil, Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., at Largo Central Park, 105 Central Park Drive.
The annual event is to remember those who have died from a drug and alcohol related overdose and to recognize those still suffering from the disease today.
The vigil brings together a wide range of groups from the religious, government, and private sectors of the community. Pinellas County School students will also be in attendance.
Attendees will hear the personal stories from the families of those who have lost loved ones to drug overdose.
Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri is among the scheduled speakers. Other speakers include Largo Mayor Pat Gerard, the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Dee Anna Farnell, and Superintendent of Pinellas County Schools Michael Grego.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information about the vigil, or to add your story and video to the memorial wall, call Laurie Serra at 727-424-6906 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is hosted by Narcotics Overdose Prevention & Education, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and Operation PAR in partnership with the LiveFree Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Pinellas County and many other community partners.