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Islip Goes Purple on September 26th!

The Islip CommUNITY Stands Together

Storefronts along Main St. in the hamlet of Islip and Islip Town Hall will be illuminated in PURPLE lights on Thursday, September 26th to support those whose lives have been affected by addiction and the Opioid/Heroin crisis.

September is National Recovery Month. On Thursday, September 26th at 4 pm, Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter, Drew Scott, former News 12 Long Island Anchorman, and Kathy Koenigsdorf of the Jake K. Foundation will lead Islip Goes Purple (IGP) in front of Town Hall, 655 Main St., to show that the Islip CommUNITY stands together, in memory of lives lost, those in recovery, those struggling and the Islip families affected. The Town Hall Cupola will be illuminated in purple at 4:30 pm.

The Town of Islip has been in the forefront of the Opioid and Heroin crisis, officially designating The Town of Islip Opioid Task Force in 2018 to address this issue. The Town’s September 26th event is an inaugural event that will kick-off a Town-wide, month-long awareness campaign in September 2020.

Who: Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter,

          Town Board Members

          Drew Scott, former News12 Long Island Anchorman

          Kathy Koenigsdorf, Jake K. Foundation

          Chamber, Rotary Leaders and members

          School and Fire Department Officials

          Local Elected Officials

What: Islip Goes Purple, the Islip CommUNITY Stands Together

When: Thursday, September 26th, 2019 at 4:30 pm

Where: Islip Town Hall, 655 Main St., Islip.

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