The Orange County Crime Victims’ Vigil will be held on Tues., Apr. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Town of Chester Senior Center, located at 81 Laroe Rd. in Chester. The event coincides with National Crime Victims’ Week, which runs from Sun., Apr. 7 to Sat., Apr. 13. This year’s theme is “Honoring Our Past. Creating Hope for the Future.”
The vigil’s program will include guest speakers and a ceremony at a memorial tree, which will be planted beforehand. The tree represents the strong foundation of support that exists for victims and their families in Orange County.
Those wishing to participate in the Crime Victims’ Vigil are advised that some content may not be appropriate for younger children. Crisis counselors will be available throughout the ceremony. Photographs of loved ones may be brought for display and a roll call of crime victims will be held during the ceremony.
Anyone that wants to add a name to the tribute may consult with a crime victim counselor by calling 291-4750.