Thursday, August 25, 2016

Overdose Awareness Vigil-August 31st at 6 PM

On Wednesday, August 31st from 6:00-8:00 PM, the town of Marshfield will recognize International Overdose Awareness Day by holding its 2nd Annual Overdose Awareness Vigil on the Town Green. Beyond bringing attention to the opioid crisis plaguing the country, by placing over 1,400 flags on the town green, those present will be paying respect to residents of Massachusetts who lost their lives to opioid overdose in the past year.

This important event is the result of many stakeholders coming together to join with hundreds of Marshfield and area residents to help battle this epidemic. That list includes the Marshfield Board of Selectmen, the Marshfield Drug Task Force, the Marshfield Coalition Against Heroin, the Marshfield Police & Fire departments, Marshfield F.A.C.T.S. (Families, Adolescents and Community Together against Substances), the Kiwanis Club of Marshfield, along with the Marshfield Public School Department..

We hope you can join us on the 31st for this important event.  For those who want to assist in placing the flags, volunteers will be doing that work at the town green on Tuesday, August 30th at 5:30 PM.

Below is a picture from last year's preparation for the Vigil.