Biggest turnout expected for 4th annual Parkersburg Walk against Heroin

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PARKERSBURG, W. Va. (WTAP) - Hundreds of Parkersburg residents are expected to rally for recovery at a special event this weekend.

Organizers are holding the fourth annual Walk against Heroin Saturday, August 31, at City Park.

The event has steadily grown since it started in 2016.

It will feature recovery speakers sharing their stories and a memorial walk for those lost too soon to addiction.

"Where I really wanna see this go is to be just a real big community thing where everybody gets together on one day becomes unified," walk organizer Rich Walters, "loving on one another and has a common purpose and a common goal to help restore Parkersburg, West Virginia. You and to rally around each other and bring this place back up."

The walk runs from noon to 5:00 p.m. and organizers say they are expecting their largest turnout ever.