Worcester County set to ‘Go Purple’ this September


WORCESTER CO., Md. – For the first time ever, Worcester County will be ‘Going Purple’ this September.

The purpose of ‘Going Purple’ is to start the conversation within the community about drug education and prevention, the signs and symptoms of addiction, and where community resources can be found for assistance.

In August, members of Worcester Goes Purple will be attending several events like the Blessing of the Combines in Snow Hill and SunFest in Ocean City to get people to paint rocks purple for opioid awareness.

Tamara Mills with Worcester Goes Purple said, “They can paint rocks with purple messages, purple paint and messages of hope to really try to show their support of eradicating this particular problem in our community.”

When complete, the painted rocks will be made into a ‘River of Hope’ art installation at the Atlantic Club in Ocean City.

The Atlantic Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people get sober.

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