LARGO – Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education and the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office will host the fourth annual Candlelight Vigil Thursday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., at Largo Central Park, located at 105 Central Park Drive in Largo.
The candlelight vigil event is to remember those who have died in Pinellas County from drug and alcohol related abuse. The event will also recognize those still suffering from the disease today.
The vigil will bring together a wide range of groups from the religious, government, and private sectors of the community. Pinellas County School students also will attend. 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, as are city of Largo Mayor Pat Gerard, the Honorable Dee Anna Farnell, Circuit Judge, 6th Judicial Circuit, and Robin Wikle, Pinellas County School Board chairman.
For more information about the vigil, or to add your story and video to the memorial wall, call Laurie Serra at 727-424-6906, email email@example.com, or follow the link on the NOPE website at www.nopetaskforce.org
The event is being hosted by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and Operation PAR in partnership with the LiveFree Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Pinellas County (firstname.lastname@example.org), among many other community partners.