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SANFORD–They had questions.  They wanted to talk.  Many children  attended a candlelight vigil to pay tribute to the victims in the school massacre in Connecticutt.  They accompanied their parents to the vigil at Depot Park Tuesday evening and signed cards and sent messages, joined in the singing of O, Come all ye faithful, and listened intently as pastors Brian Parker & Linda Smith delivered messages and prayers, and scriptures of hope.  The vigil, organized by the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce, radio stations WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies, 105.5 FM, United Way, Red Cross, Communities in Schools, Haven, the Coalition for Families and the Lee County Partnership for Children, played host to several hundred adults and children.  Many said they were appreciative for the vigil because it would bring a lil’ healing for them and their children.  As the names of the victims were called, a handbell chimed in the distance.  As the crowd left the park,” Merry Christmas” rang out as parents held the hands of their children and went home to await the arrival of the Christ child at Christmas.

More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.


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