Free parking approved for awareness walk

Amy Cherry
Staff Writer

A request for free parking for a Suicide Awareness Walk was unanimously approved Monday evening by St. Marys City Council.
Don and Michele Hockman, organizers of the annual Speak Up! Reach Out! Suicide Awareness Walk, filed the request for the event taking place Saturday, May 20 in downtown St. Marys.
Last year, the Hockmans established the walk in memory of their son, Seth Hockman, who took his life May 24, 2015 at the age of 22.
"We want to thank the community for their outpouring of support. It was overwhelming to myself and my family," Don said of the 2016 event.
He cited the great deal of support from the police department, the mayor's office and the fire police.