Hudson Healing Together, A vigil to remember those lost to heroin

Hudson Healing Together


May 15 in Lakefront Park beginning at 7 p.m. and ending shortly after 8 p.m.

The Hudson Community Foundation will hold Hudson Healing Together, a vigil to remember those lost to heroin and other drugs on Thursday, May 15 at the Lakefront Park bandshell beginning at 7 p.m.

Sharing Hope and Healing
With more than a dozen Hudson area deaths including at least six Hudson High School graduates over the past several years, this event will share remarks from friends and family of some of those who have died, a prayer of remembrance by retired pastor Dr. Dan Bruch, and music by August Blues. If you wish to send a memory for the presentation, email

Healing Quilt
Blank quilt squares will be provided for anyone who wishes to be part of a community quilt in memory of those who have died, those who have survived addiction or to promote drug abuse education and prevention. The quilt project will continue throughout the year in sewing and then displaying around our community. The quilt squares will be provided with a transfer sheet and instructions.

Light of Hope
There will also be a candlelighting ceremony to remember all those whose lives have been lost. Candles will be supplied at Lakefront Park to those in attendance. We welcome anyone in the community both business and residence to light a candle that evening to remember those we have lost and symbolize our community standing together in support.

More information
Area organizations that provide resources for drug education and prevention will also be on hand. In the event of inclement weather, the vigil will be held at First Baptist Church at the corner of Vine and Third streets. The event is open to the public. Those attending should bring chairs or blankets for seating.

For more information contact Tricia Christiansen of Christiansen Creative, president of the Hudson Community Foundation at or Meg Heaton, Hudson Star-Observer and foundation board member, at

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