Raising awareness of violence at home

Purple is the color of the month — Domestic Violence Awareness Month — and Wilton teens will be taking the lead, along with the town's domestic violence task force, in spreading the message.

Shoppers at Village Market on Sunday, Oct. 21, will find students who are members of Wilton High School's Teen PeaceWorks program selling baked goods as well as three items for those who wish to wear their support.

Alice Wood, proprietor of A Single Strand women's accessories, has supplied the students with a pair of purple cubic zirconia earrings set in sterling silver, a handmade headband with purple flower, and a purple silk scarf. The earrings cost $15, the headband $20 and the scarf $25.

The items may be ordered directly from the students on Sunday or from Signature Style on Old Ridgefield Road, which will have the items on display this month.

Orders given on Saturday will be available for pickup at Signature Style on Tuesday, Oct. 30.

Ms. Wood has been on the board of the Domestic Violence Crisis Center for many years, and has supported the effort to raise awareness in many ways, primarily through Teen PeaceWorks.

Ann Nash and Mary Logan of Signature Style have also been supporters.

"Mary and I became partners because we were volunteers for years and always believe in kids' projects," Ms. Nash said.

"We like to support every group. We believe everybody's $10 or $20 helps."

The Domestic Violence Task Force, along with Wilton Teen PeaceWorks, will present an Internet Safety Seminar on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Wilton Library.

The focus will be on keeping not only children safe, but seniors and adults as well.

Speakers will be Senior Assistant State's Attorney Richard Colangelo; Rich Ross, school resource officer, Wilton Police Department; Matt Hepfer, director, Wilton Technology Department; and Sgt. Matt Brodacki, Weston Police Department.

Registration is suggested. For information or to register, visit wiltonlibrary.org and click on Events or call 203-762-3950, ext. 213.