Hundreds of people gathered Thursday night at Roosevelt Square for this year’s Hall Recovers Night of Awareness which is held each year to remember those lost to substance abuse and to honor those who are in recovery.
J’s Place Recovery Center and other community partners have held this event for four years now. The event culminates with a candlelight vigil. Candles are lit among those in attendance as the names of those in the community who have died as a result of substance abuse are read aloud. Since the first vigil, more than 400 names have been placed on the list.
“While the vigil is somber, the event itself is one of hope,” states a posting on the Hall County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. “Community advocates attend and provide resources for families, friends, and of course, those who are battling addiction.”