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Girl Scouts host candlelight vigil for victims of Sandy Hook school shooting

MARYSVILLE — On behalf of the Girls Scouts of Western Washington, the North Regional Girl Scouts office will serve as the site for a candlelight vigil in honor of and remembrance for the victims and all those affected by the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary.

This vigil is open to all members of the community and will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at the Quil Ceda Stadium on the Marysville-Pilchuck High School campus, located at 5611 108th St. NE in Marysville.

"This tragedy has affected each of us in deep and profound ways, and we grieve for all of the children and educators whose lives have been lost," said Tasha Branch, community development manager for the North Regional Girl Scouts. "This tragedy has also touched our Girl Scout family. Eight of the 12 girls who died were Girl Scouts, and two Girl Scout families lost sons."

The North Regional Girl Scouts office requests that those attending the vigil bring a unique snowflake, made or purchased with any messages on it they'd like students and families to see. The snowflakes will decorate the halls of the new school building in Connecticut.

Girl Scouts of Western Washington would like to give special thanks to the Marysville School District, the city of Marysville, the Marysville branch of the YMCA, the Marysville Boys & Girls Club, and the members of the Marysville Noon Rotary, for helping the Girl Scouts provide this opportunity to the greater community.

For more information about this vigil, or if you have any further questions, please contact Branch by phone at 360-658-8083 or via email at TBranch@girlscoutsww.org.

This event has its own Facebook page at www.facebook.com/events/391678104253039/#!/events/391678104253039/

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