A community-wide Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil will be hosted by LACASA tonight in downtown Howell.

The public is invited to join in the 21st annual event, set for 7pm in the courtyard of the historic Livingston County Courthouse. As in year’s past, the vigil will include a silhouette memorial honoring local victims who lost their lives to domestic violence. Noted speakers will share their stories and the Howell High School a cappella choir will perform. Candles will be lit in remembrance of lives lost and to celebrate the courage of survivors.

The vigil is held in October as that is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. LACASA signifies the month with a Shine the Light campaign in which residents and businesses are encouraged to purchase purple string lights, light bulbs and lanterns from LACASA and hang them during October with a cause poster that says in part: Domestic Violence Has No Place in Our Community. You’ll find details through the link below. (JK)