Dedicated to the citizens of Mason County, Washington since 1886

Sharing Hope

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,

a drug and...


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