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Greenburgh, Elmsford To Hold Vigils For Newtown Victims

Candlelight vigils like this one in Dobbs Ferry on Sunday are continuing around the Greenburgh area to remember the victims of the Newtown school shooting.
Candlelight vigils like this one in Dobbs Ferry on Sunday are continuing around the Greenburgh area to remember the victims of the Newtown school shooting. Photo Credit: Matt Bultman

GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Vigils will be held in Greenburgh and Elmsford on Wednesday night to remember the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn.

The Village of Elmsford will have a candlelight vigil at 6:30 p.m., at DeLuca Park. Mayor Robert Williams said he reached out to the Newtown first selectman on Saturday and told her the Elmsford community will keep the innocent victims and their families in their thoughts and prayers.

There will also be a community prayer vigil at 7 p.m., outside the Union Baptist Church, 31 Manhattan Ave., in Greenburgh.

Greenburgh Central 7 School Board member and Westchester RISE Director Sonja Brown invited all local faith-based groups, as well as local school students and their families to attend the vigil.

Brown decided to put the event together after seeing the events unfold on Friday and realizing the community needed to get together in prayer — no matter what their religion is.

"We all need to be together at this point and know we're all sharing the same feelings and the same pain. People need to know they're not in this alone," she said.

Attendants should make sure to bring their own candles to light at the event.

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