Jeannette Ross photos Seven Wilton High School students gathered on the town green Tuesday, Oct. 10, to tie 103 purple ribbons to trees in town. The ribbons represent the number of domestic incident calls Wilton police have responded to from Oct. 1, 2016 to Sept. 30, 2017. The students were all member of the Teen PeaceWorks club at the high school: co-presidents Johanna Griep and Daniella Chavez, Rachel Boal, Lauren McNamara, Justin Rosenthal, Macaire McNamara, and Allison Farago. PeaceWorks is a prevention education project of the Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC) that provides school programs focused on peaceful conflict resolution, recognizing and maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships, and recognizing and reducing aggression, antisocial behavior, bullying, harassment and intolerance. The club works with Wilton\u2019s Domestic Violence Task Force, chaired by Jennifer McNamara. While many of the students in the club joined because they heard of it from friends, they all agreed its mission was a good cause. \u201cNot enough people know about it,\u201d Rachel said of domestic violence.\u201d \u201cWe all think it\u2019s a problem,\u201d Daniella said. \u201cWe have 103 bows, one for every domestic violence victim. It\u2019s kind of a big idea.\u201d Johanna said she saw a documentary about \u201cdifferent domestic violence cases in Connecticut. I didn\u2019t expect Wilton to show up, but it did. \u201cIt\u2019s so important we raise awareness.\u201d \u201cThis is an issue people need to know about,\u201d Lauren, a ninth grader, said. \u201cPeople need to know how widespread it is \u2026 what women, men, and children go through.\u201d \u201cWe hope we can make a difference in Wilton,\u201d Macaire said. The 103 incidents over the past year in Wilton include 38 family violence incidents and an additional 65 domestic-related incidents. The Teen PeaceWorks club will continue its work with a fund-raising bake sale at the Village Market on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14-15, from 10 to 2. First Selectman Lynne Vanderslice will deliver a town proclamation recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month on Monday, Oct. 16, at 10:30 at town hall. That is also the kick-off for Restaurant week and on Monday all participating restaurants will donate a percentage of the day\u2019s proceeds to the DVCC. \u00a0Open House Gift Shop and B Chic will also participate.