Plumas County proclaims in purple for Domestic Violence Awareness month

Plumas County workers and supervisors will be garbed in purple this month after declaring October Domestic Violence Awareness Month at the Board of Supervisors’ meeting Oct. 3.

Elizabeth Page of Plumas Rural Services read a proclamation to the members of the audience and the board outlining the travesty of domestic violence and declaring October the month of awareness.

Plumas Rural Services is a local nonprofit organization that promotes health, education, prevention and treatment for local residents in need. Domestic violence support and services is a large part of the organization’s programs.

Page outlined a few of the activities Plumas Rural Services will host this month to raise awareness. There will be a 5K Color Run at Feather River College on Saturday, Oct 14. There will also be a fashion show hosted by local fashion experts, the Fashionistas on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the West End Theatre in Quincy.

Residents of Plumas County should also keep their eyes peeled for the Purple Light Nights in business windows.

According to purplelightnights.org, this campaign remembers those who lost their lives to domestic violence, supports those who are in domestic violence situations and represents hope to those still living in abuse.

“Thank you for all the very important work you do for the county,” District 4 Supervisor Lori Simpson said as Page handed out purple ribbons for each supervisor to wear for the rest of the meeting.

Those interested in participating in the scheduled activities can contact Plumas Rural Services at 283-2785 or visit plumasruralservices.org for more information on the organization’s services and support programs.