Powerful first step
With more than 100 people taking part in Saturday’s first-ever Walk Against Domestic Violence in downtown Charles Town, organizer Patricia Greenley is calling the event a major success. The walk, put on by the Jefferson County-based Voices Against Domestic Violence, was organized as part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In addition to the walk, participants listened to domestic violence survivor Roberta Bond, learned Zumba moves in a closed-off section of Charles Street and enjoyed hula hoop contests, a silent auction, face painting and other activities. Sponsors for the event included Sharp as an Errol Barber Shop, Propst Plumbing, City National Bank, State Farm, A&T Athletic Training, Superior Auto, Ann’s Nails of Ranson, Sokel Makeup and Skin Care, 7-Eleven and Rocs. For more on the nonprofit and its work, go online to VoicesAgainstDomesticViolence.org.