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'Evening in the Park' is Oct. 2

WORTHINGTON -- Evening in the Park, an event coordinated by Southwest Crisis Center, will take place beginning at 4 p.m. on Oct. 2 at Chautauqua Park.

WORTHINGTON - Evening in the Park, an event coordinated by Southwest Crisis Center, will take place beginning at 4 p.m. on Oct. 2 at Chautauqua Park.

The event will allow attendees to enjoy a cup of hot cider at the start while learning about domestic violence and the Southwest Crisis Center and connecting with its staff.  At 5:15 p.m., there will be a proclamation read by Worthington Police Department Capt. Kevin Flynn and an overview of the Southwest Crisis Center. Beginning at 5:30 p.m,. there will be a free yoga session until 6:15 p.m.. There will be 140 flags displayed to represent the number of survivors in Nobles County that the Southwest Crisis Center has served in 2016.

October, also known as Domestic Violence Month, sheds a light on the effects domestic violence has on individuals, families and a community.  In the United States, one out of four women and one out of seven men have experienced DV.  Awareness and educating others on DV is an opportunity to bring people together to join the fight to end domestic violence.

The SWCC opened in 1984 and provides direct services to primary and secondary survivors and victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, sexual harassment, stalking, and child abuse. To learn more, visit www.mnswcc.org or call 376-4311.

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