Opioid awareness event held at City Park


SALISBURY, Md. – City Park in Salisbury was packed today with dozens of people all gathered to raise awareness about opioid addiction.

The event was hosted by Wicomico Goes Purple and the Wicomico Health Department, two groups that say talking about opioid addiction is one way to raise awareness of the epidemic.

There was food, music, and tons of resources available to families who have lost someone to addiction or to anybody struggling with addiction themselves.

The night ended with lanterns being placed in the river, each one representing a loved one lost to addiction.

Organizers say the lantern portion of the night is a way to give family members a little bit of peace during a difficult time.

“We are just commemorating those that we have lost, allowing family an opportunity, loved ones, friends, anyone in the community to remember them and just have a moment of silence and remembrance,” Jessica Taylor with the Wicomico County Health Department said.

The Wicomico Goes Purple event is an annual event and organizers say it draws family and community members each year to honor ones they have lost.

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