HAVEN holding Halloween Walk on River Bend Trail in Merrill
For the Tomahawk Leader
MERRILL – HAVEN, a Lincoln County shelter for domestic abuse and sexual assault victims and their children, is inviting the public to take part in a Halloween Walk on the River Bend Trail in Merrill, beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31.
“This will be a family event with children and adults encouraged to wear their costumes,” a release from HAVEN stated. “We will assemble outside the Agra Pavilion, and pre-packaged Halloween treats will be provided for all those who participate. Social distancing will be practiced during this outdoor activity.”
#PowerUp is the national theme for this year’s observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month during October.
“It signifies the empowerment of those who overcome the experiences and impacts of domestic abuse in their lives,” the release said. “It also seeks to empower the community to continue their support for the many individuals and families who are affected by it. And it speaks to the true power of authentic interpersonal and family relationships that are free from all abuse and violence.”
Those who join in the walk do not have to commit to any specific distance and are welcome to go however far they choose in either direction on the trail, organizers noted.
“Dress up in costume, wear your purple for domestic violence awareness, or just ‘come as you are’ to the River Bend Trail and enjoy a walk with us in the fresh air,” the release said.