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Western MA residents pay tribute to Connecticut shooting victims

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CHICOPEE, MA (WSHM) -

Residents across western Massachusetts did their part to show their support for the Newtown, CT, victims and their families.

Well over 100 people were on hand for a candlelight vigil Saturday night at Ash Park.

Organizers said the mayor's office was more than willing to help and the parks and recreation department suggested the vigil be held at the play area of the park.

They said it is a time to show that everyone cares.

Agawam residents turned out at School Street Park for a candlelight vigil of their own.

Mayor Richard Cohen told CBS 3 the idea for a vigil was brought up shortly after 4 p.m. Friday.

They gave the OK and he said the support for the event just took off.

In Holyoke, parishioners at the Our Lady of the Cross Parish showed their support for the families of the shooting, as they are holding special Holy Hours of Adoration.

Following Saturday afternoon's liturgy, as well as Sunday's 10:30 a.m. liturgy, the church is making a condolence book available for individuals to share their thoughts and prayers.

The book will be sent to the St. Rose of Lima church in Newtown next week.

Also, the city of Holyoke announced it will hold a candlelight vigil Sunday at 5 p.m. at Canalwalk on Dwight Street.

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