Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil


Update 9-1-18:
Special thanks to Dave McDonald of Summit Landscaping for organically treating the town green before the ceremony!

The Town of Marshfield will be holding the 4th annual Overdose Awareness Vigil
in conjunction with International Overdose Awareness Day on Friday August 31,
2018. The event will take place on the Town Green beginning at 6:00 PM and will
include a candlelight vigil in remembrance of residents of Marshfield and the
Commonwealth who have lost their lives to a drug overdose, a purple flag will be
placed on the green to represent each life lost.
The goals of the event are to raise awareness about this epidemic, reduce the
stigma attached to drug addiction, and to give people who have been affected an
opportunity for reflection and access community support and available resources.
We encourage all residents to come out for this event to show your support and to
find out how you can become more involved in the fight against this epidemic. For
more information, please contact the Selectmen’s Office at
Marshfield_Selectmen@townofmarshfield.org or 781-834-5563.