Candle light vigil held in Skowhegan to memorialize domestic violence victims

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SKOWHEGAN, Maine (WABI) - A candle light vigil was held in Skowhegan Wednesday night to memorialize those who lost their lives to domestic violence and other homicides this year.

The remembrance was held by the Family Violence Project and the Somerset Domestic Violence Task Force.

After the vigil, a vignette about domestic violence was put on by an improv group.

Community members then held a conversation about how the community can support victims of domestic violence.

"Everyone in our community is affected by domestic violence," says Michelle Leclair, Community Awareness and Prevention Educator for Family Violence Project. "Even if I'm not being abused by my partner, other people are having that happen and it affects them at work. It affects all of us."

Family Violence Project is holding several more events this month including a 5k.

You can find out more about them on their Facebook page.