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Hudson Healing Together: A vigil to remember those lost to heroin set for May 15

The Hudson Community Foundation will hold Hudson Healing Together, a vigil to remember those lost to heroin and other drugs on Thursday, May 15 at the Lakefront Park bandshell beginning at 7 p.m.

Among those who will be remembered at the vigil are Tyler Hole, HHS Class of 2007, Jacob Young, HHS Class of 2007, Alex Solberg, HHS Class of 2009, Alysa Ivy, HHS Class of 2010, and Ellie Berg, HHS Class of 2010 as well as several others over the past several years.

The program will include remarks from friends and family of some of those who have died, a prayer of remembrance by retired pastor Dr. Dan Bruch, and music by August Blues. Blank quilt squares will be provided for anyone who wishes to be part of a community quilt in memory of those who have died, those who have survived addiction or to promote drug abuse education and prevention.

There will also be a candlelighting ceremony to remember all those whose lives have been lost. The event is open to the public. Those attending should bring chairs or blankets for seating.

In the event of rain the vigil will be moved to First Baptist Church at the corner of Vine and Third streets. For more information contact Tricia Christianson of Christiansen Creative, president of the Hudson Community Foundation at or Meg Heaton, Hudson Star-Observer and foundation board member, at

Meg Heaton

Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

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