Dutch Shisler Sobering Center Leaf Dedication, July 25, 2014

On July 25, we laid 19 leaves at the Sobering Center. Thank you to all who participated in this beautiful ritual and a special thank you to Marty who led a Native American blessing as our closing.

Anitra and Dawn
Dawn laying a Leaf.
Friends, family, and supporters.
Marty says ‘You are a medicine to us.’
Marty begins the Native American blessing.
The new Leaf site.
Doug laying out the Leaves.
Verlon Brown of the Dutch Sobering Center, Pastor Marcia McLaughlin, and Pastor Kelle Brown of Mary’s Place.
The dedication ceremony.
“Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by?
Look and see if there is any sorrow like my sorrow, which was brought upon me . . .”
The prophet Jeremiah, in Lamentations 1:12, read as part of the dedication ceremony.
Laying down a Leaf.
Pattayah’s Leaf.
Friends and family.

Arthur’s Leaf.
Leaf laying.

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