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Victims of suicide to be remembered at candlelight vigil Saturday

The Girard event is in remembrance of Valerie Kopiak, who was 19 when she took her own life in 1998, and all loved ones who have been lost to suicide.
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GIRARD — A candlelight vigil will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday at Shiloh Full Gospel Church, 1310 Shannon Road, in observance of National Survivors of Suicide Day.

The local event is in remembrance of Valerie Kopiak, who was 19 when she took her own life in 1998, and all loved ones who have been lost to suicide.

The event, sponsored by Help Network of Northeast Ohio, is open to the public, and attendees are invited to share memories of their loved ones and light candles in remembrance of them. Masks or other face coverings are required, and social distancing will be practiced.

For more information, call Mary at 330-307-8231 or Dan at 330-553-4635.




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