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Candlelight vigil for firefighters set

October 10, 2001|STAFF REPORT

A candlelight vigil to commemorate the lives of firefighters who died in the Sept. 11 destruction of New York's World Trade Center will be staged in El Centro on Thursday night.

Organized by employees of JCPenney to raise funds for the New York firefighters disaster relief fund, the vigil will be in the parking lot of JCPenney near the intersection of State and Main streets and will start at 7:30 p.m.

Coordinator Maria Jurado said the vigil has been organized in collaboration with the El Center Fire Department and is a way for Imperial Valley residents to show their support for those who have been directly impacted by the events of Sept. 11.

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