People Against Domestic Violence to Hold March

Group will gather Oct. 22 on Main Street in Cold Spring

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and members of People Against Domestic Violence (PADV) plan to march down Main Street in Cold Spring on Saturday, Oct. 22, to increase awareness, inspire hope and educate people on the issues of domestic violence. Marchers are asked to wear purple.

The Carmel-based PADV, which was founded by Congressman Hamilton Fish Jr. in 1982, includes members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, Putnam County District Attorney’s Office, Putnam-Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center, Putnam County Department of Social Services, Putnam County Probation Department, Putnam Family & Community Services and Arms Acres, as well as survivors of domestic violence and others in the community.

PADV will meet on the lawn of St. Mary’s Church at the corner of Main and Chestnut streets at noon and walk to the bandstand at the foot of Main Street accompanied by members of the Knights of Columbus, Hudson Highlands Pipe Band, Cold Spring Fire Department and the Walter Hoving Home. For further information, call 914-646-1530 or visit The event is co-chaired by Faye Thorpe and Tish Barcavage.

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