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Vigil Against Hate set for Thursday
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A Vigil Against Hate will be held at the downtown fountain this Thursday, Aug. 17, at 7:30 p.m. Several individuals are slated to sing and lead prayers.
The candlelight vigil is being organized by the group Ignite for Progress Warren County as a way for the community to come together in solidarity against hate.
Event organizer Ashley Wright suggested the idea for the vigil to friends on Sunday and the idea quickly came together.
“This is definitely in response to recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia and the resulting tension in our country,” Wright said. “So many people in our community are hurting and don’t know what they can do, myself included. So this, gathering together, praying and singing together, loving on our neighbors and making it clear that hate of any kind is not welcome here, is a small thing we can actively do.”
Wright and other event organizers would like to make clear this is a non-political and non-denominational event. Signs and debates are strongly discouraged. Candles will be provided.
Questions can be directed to Ignite through its Facebook page or to Wright at 931-607-6599.