September 2, 2021
In the past five years, 75 people
have died from drug overdoses
in Mason County.
Their lives were noted with 75
purple pinwheels, photos of loved
ones and signs of hope as about
80 people marched Tuesday in
the fifth annual Overdose Awareness
Walk from Shelton’s Kneeland
Park to downtown’s West
Railroad Avenue and back. The
event was part of an international
Overdose Awareness Day.
Mason County Community
Services hosted the walk in Shelton,
and the third annual walk
Wednesday evening in Belfair.
Abe Gardner, the program coordinator
at Mason County Public
Health, and Jamie Ellertsen,