Crime Victims’ Rights event set for Sunday


By Sarah Hawley - shawley@civitasmedia.com



Representatives from numerous Meigs County offices and agencies were on hand Thursday to sign a proclamation in recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Pictured are (front, from left) Sheriff Keith Wood, Meigs County Victims’ Assistance Office staff Alexis Schwab, Shelley Kemper and Theda Petrasko, Children Services staff Terri Ingels and Kim Dunham; (back, from left) Common Pleas Judge I. Carson Crow, Acting County Judge Mick Barr, Assistant Prosecutor Jeff Adkins, Prosecutor James K. Stanley, Clerk of Courts Sammi Mugrage and Commissioners Randy Smith.


POMEROY — As part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, an event hosted by the Meigs County Prosecutor’s Office is scheduled for Sunday evening.

The theme for the 2017 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is “Strength, Resilience and Justice,” with the colors of red, cream and blue.

Alexis Schwab, who works in the Meigs County Victims’ Assistance Office, is serving as the event coordinator for Sunday’s event.

The keynote speaker for the evening is Amanda Moore, who was beaten and slashed multiple times by two men in August 2016. Moore will be sharing her story of survival.

At the event, attendees will be invited to walk a mile in the shoes of crime victims, as one shoe representing each victim of crime in Meigs County will be placed along the parking lot wall. The display will include 507 shoes for the number of crime victims in 2016.

Homicide victims will be remembered during the event, with biodegradable dove balloons to be released in memory of each homicide victim as their name is read.

Luminary bags will be available to write thoughts or prayers for the crime victims and their families.

Music for the event is being provided by Jimmy Childs, DJ Enforcer.

Seating will not be provided, and individuals attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

The event will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 2 at the Pomeroy Levy. A rain date has been set for 6 p.m. on Friday, April 7, should weather become a problem for the outdoor event.

Representatives from numerous Meigs County offices and agencies were on hand Thursday to sign a proclamation in recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Pictured are (front, from left) Sheriff Keith Wood, Meigs County Victims’ Assistance Office staff Alexis Schwab, Shelley Kemper and Theda Petrasko, Children Services staff Terri Ingels and Kim Dunham; (back, from left) Common Pleas Judge I. Carson Crow, Acting County Judge Mick Barr, Assistant Prosecutor Jeff Adkins, Prosecutor James K. Stanley, Clerk of Courts Sammi Mugrage and Commissioners Randy Smith.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/03/web1_3.31-Victim-Proclamation.jpgRepresentatives from numerous Meigs County offices and agencies were on hand Thursday to sign a proclamation in recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Pictured are (front, from left) Sheriff Keith Wood, Meigs County Victims’ Assistance Office staff Alexis Schwab, Shelley Kemper and Theda Petrasko, Children Services staff Terri Ingels and Kim Dunham; (back, from left) Common Pleas Judge I. Carson Crow, Acting County Judge Mick Barr, Assistant Prosecutor Jeff Adkins, Prosecutor James K. Stanley, Clerk of Courts Sammi Mugrage and Commissioners Randy Smith.

By Sarah Hawley

shawley@civitasmedia.com

Reach Sarah Hawley at 740-992-2155 ext. 2555 or on Twitter @SarahHawleyNews

Reach Sarah Hawley at 740-992-2155 ext. 2555 or on Twitter @SarahHawleyNews