2015-06-04 / Front Page

Candlelight Vigil Set For Saturday, June 13

Event organized to help those who have suffered loss
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz

With Fulton County suffering so much tragedy in recent months from fatal house fires to automo- bile accidents, one area woman is reaching out to soothe the hearts as well as the souls of county residents through a candlelight vigil.

On Saturday, June 13, Mc- Connellsburg resident Tina Crawford will host a special candlelight vigil at Needmore Firehall for those who have suffered and endured loss in the course of the last year. The vigil will get under way at 7 p.m. and will offer not only ministering but comfort food and live music.

Crawford told the “News” area pastors Allan Weatherholt and Lowell Bard will serve as keynote speakers during the vigil and will also be on hand to speak to anyone in need. In addition, several crisis counselors have agreed to participate and will also be on-site to offer assistance.

Crawford further noted any local residents wishing to take the podium to offer words of wisdom and solace are also encouraged to speak.

Hope Moore will be providing live musical entertainment throughout the event.

Crawford said she woke one night with a notion to help the community and after some online research came up with the idea of hosting a vigil locally.

“It’s my way of giving back,” she said. “It’s all I can do.”

Crawford said with so many people in need right now, the vigil will be an opportunity to give someone a shoulder to cry on, lift them up in prayer and show the younger generation that things will get better with time.

“A little bit of prayer does a lot,” she said. “We can pray for them as a group.”

Donations of 10-inch tapered candles have already been received thanks to generous donations from Tickle Your Fancy and Nancy Mellott. Additional candles are needed, however, as is bottled water for those in attendance.

Anyone wishing to make a candle or water donation or needing information on this upcoming vigil can contact Crawford by calling 717-414-2273. Monetary donations are also being accepted through Lexi’s Lifesavers headed by Mc- Connellsburg resident Kim Richards and will be dispersed to local residents in need.

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