A candlelight vigil for the victims of the Connecticut shooting victims will be held from 8 to about 9 p.m. today at the fisherman's memorial on Inlet Drive in Point Pleasant Beach.
The vigil will be held rain or shine at the memorial at Loughran's Point on the Point Pleasant Beach side of the Manasquan Inlet and residents from all towns are welcome, said Kiel Arnone, a Point Pleasant Borough resident who is coordinating the event.
All participants are asked to bring their own candles and any donations of candles from businesses will be greatly appreciated, Arnone said.
The inlet parking lot will be closed to vehicular traffic at 7:30 p.m. so there is room for all participants to stand during the vigil, said Arnone, who coordinated the logistics with the Point Pleasant Beach police department.
All participants are asked to park in the Jenkinson's parking lot on Ocean Avenue and Broadway, said Arnone, adding he got Jenkinson's permission for residents to park in that lot.
Thoughts and prayers for the families and friends of the 28 victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy will be offered. The Rev. James Hofacker, a Point Pleasant Beach resident and retired clergy member, is among those who will lead the group in prayer.
For more information, see the event Facebook page.