Interfaith vigil held in Fallon for shooting victim

Published: Jul. 24, 2018 at 9:50 PM PDT
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The community in Fallon is coming to grips with the loss of one of their own and displaying unity at a candlelight vigil held at Laura Mills Park. Religious leaders from several churches in the area organized the event.

"It was easy to reach out to each other," Pastor Dawn Bundell says. "We've done things like this before but never as important as this."

Bundell says it is moving to see people from different faiths putting aside their differences to come together as one.

"The way they rushed together," she says. "Strangers and friends, I didn't expect 100 people in 100-degree heat."

About a hundred community members and religious leaders attended the vigil. Drew Haughton is an elder at Greater New Refuge Church of God in Christ and says during times of loss people need community and need to lean on one another.

"When those types of things happen, then people can go through these times and they can get through them," Haughton says. "If we're holding each other's hands it makes it a lot easier."

Haughton says in Fallon, religious leaders from different churches already meet regularly. He says they believe it's important to put differences aside.

"We do a thing called 'singsperation' on every fifth Sunday," Haughton says. "It's one of those small town things that shouldn't just be a small town thing it should be an every town thing."