A community candle light vigil in the name of Donna Sullivan is set for 7 PM Saturday at Sand Hill Ball Field #6. Donna Sullivan was the victim of a domestic violence homicide on June 13th. Donna and her now jailed husband moved to the Collins Lake area only a few months before her murder.
Saturday’s family friendly event is free and open to anyone and everyone. Members of the North Mason Fire Department will be serving dogs. Homemade cookies, coffee provided by Christeen’s Coffee Cabin and bottled water have been donated.
Throughout the event, there will be various speakers and time for anyone who would like to share their story or how they have been impacted by domestic violence/abuse. If you do not feel comfortable speaking or want to be anonymous, then you can write something to be shared. Someone will be available to read it on your behalf.
There will be several manned tables with resources for victims and their loved ones as well as general information. Turning Pointe of Shelton will have advocates present. Officer Stewart from the Department of Correction and a member of the DOC’s Domestic Violence task force will be there. Author Amy Stokley Johnson will be there and have copies of her book to give out. North Mason Resources will have a table and a couple staff members present.
Towards the closing of the event, at approx. 9:50 pm is when we will be having the candle lighting. Leanna Krotzer is providing the candles and cups and Amy Stokely Johnson will be saying a prayer.
Sand Hill Ball Fields are located next the Sand Hill Elementary School in Belfair, 791 NE Sand Hill Road.
For those who are not able to attend or live out of the area, MasonWebTV Powered by HCC hopes to provide a live video stream of the event (subject to available/adequate cellular/mobile broadband coverage).