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October Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Lee County, IA – One Southeast Iowa agency will use the month of October to focus more attention on domestic violence awareness. The Tri-State Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Abuse will hold a family fun day in Keokuk's Rand Park on Saturday afternoon. Outreach services coordinator Tammy Mortimer says the event got its start in 1998. The coaltion will also hold a candle-light vigil in Fort Madison's Central Park on October 25th. Throughout the month, a traveling display of information on domestic violence will be set up in Keokuk, Fort Madison, and Donnellson. Mortimer says these types of events are important in raising awareness about the impact of domestic violence on everyone.