The vigil begins with fellowship and a brief prayer for the community followed by a viewing of the short film, “Faces of Addiction.” Produced by students at the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District’s Career-Tech Center, the movie features stories from Kalkaska County residents.
The event also features local musician Damien Allen, an on-site grief counselor and resource information.
The culmination of the Serenity Vigil is a short candlelit walk to a tree located on the Kalkaska Area Recreational Trail just outside the Rocking Horse Arena. Participants are asked to bring a non-breakable ornament to hang on the tree with a name on it to remember someone who lost their battle with substance abuse.
Everyone is welcome to attend the family-friendly event. The organizers recommend visual supervision of younger children.