Communities of Light Event to be Held on December 4th

Communities of Light Event to be Held on December 4th

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On December 4th, Pennington Borough, along with other Mercer County towns, will line their streets with candles, as part of Womanspace’s 16th Annual Communities of Light™ Event. 

Money raised by the event will be used for crisis intervention, emergency shelter, counseling, court advocacy, and housing services for men, women, and children impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking in Mercer County.

Through a Proclamation read at the last Pennington Borough Council meeting, Mayor Anthony Perischilli, the Borough applauded Womanspace’s record of serving more than 67,778 women, 4,639 men, and 13,007 children since its founding in 1977 and urged that “each and every household demonstrate their support of the concept that peace begins at home by placing luminaries along their driveways and sidewalks on Monday, December 4th, 2017 as a visible symbol of that support.”

Luminary kits may be purchased at Amber Spa (Pennington), Pennington Quality Market (Pennington), Weidel Realtors (Princeton), ERA Central Realty Group (Robbinsville), Diverse Style Salon (Lawrenceville), Doctors Express Urgent Care (Hamilton), East Windsor Police Department (East Windsor), McCaffery’s (Princeton and West Windsor), Princeton Center for Yoga & Health (Skillman), Gratitude Yoga (Princeton), John O. Wilson Center (Hamilton), and online. Further information about the programs and services offered by Womanspace can be found by clicking here.

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Angela Jacobs is a freelance writer who lives in Hopewell Township with her teenaged children and partner of 20 years. Despite her best efforts to simplify her life, last year she added four chickens and a second rescue dog to her pet menagerie. Unfortunately, an interim of peaceful coexistence ended with the untimely demise of two of the chickens at the paws of Jax, the new dog. An egregious lack of impulse control has since been diagnosed resulting in an indefinite separation of Jax from all present and future chickens, her two cockatiels, open garbage cans, snacks open on tables, abandoned stuffed animals, etc. She does however gently encourage him toward a certain industrious squirrel that has spelunked its way through her backyard in search of the most perfect hiding spot for its nuts.

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