Candlelight vigil to be held in memory of overdose victims

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

PICKENS – An event Thursday evening aims to honor and remember those who have been lost to fatal drug overdoses.

August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day, the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died from overdose and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind, according to Kim Chastain with Foothills Fentanyl Fight, a newly-formed coalition dedicated to fentanyl awareness.

“I had made contact with so many parents and loved ones that had the same heartbreaking story I had so I knew we had to come together

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