October 02, 2014 –
MAYETTA: Several events are taking place this month on the reservation on behalf of October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Tribal Victim Services (TVS) program is carrying out President Obama’s message that he issued through a Proclamation to speak out against domestic violence and to support local efforts to assist victims of crime.
The TVS staff has several events lined up for the month. This Saturday they will sponsor a Walk a Mile in Their Mocs at Prairie Peoples Park at 10 a.m. and on Oct. 18 they plan to host a Splatters That Matter Art 1/2 Marathon where artists of all ages can come paint, listen to music, and express themeselves through creative forms. The event will be held at the Bingo Hall and will run from 6 p.m. to midnight. On October 25 there will be Movies in the Park with movie and time to be announced.
In addition, throughout the month the TVS staff will conduct the Purple Challenge that is explained below: