The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

September 25, 2013

Whisman among honorees during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

By Wendy Holdren
Register-Herald Reporter

CHARLESTON — As a part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Women’s Resource Center will host a candlelight vigil Oct. 12 to honor domestic violence victims.

This free event will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at United Methodist Temple’s The Place on Templeview Drive in Beckley.

Participants can enjoy an inspirational evening of speakers and songs, refreshments, the presentation of the 2013 Incite Hope Awards and the candle ceremony to honor the victims who have lost their lives to domestic violence in West Virginia in the past 12 months.

This year’s Incite Hope Award winners include Beckley Police Detective Morgan Bragg, the Nicholas County Bureau of Child and Family (CPS), Oak Hill Police Chief Michael W. Whisman Jr., Summers County Sheriff Garry Wheeler, Lester Elementary School staff, Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital Emergency Room nurse Catherine Boggs and Dr. Jim Kyle and Barbara Kyle with The Kyle Group.

For more information about this event, contact the WRC’s Dee Sizemore at 304-255-2559 or 304-673-6037.

For more information about how to end domestic violence, visit