Main Street vigil draws a crowd

Farmington Daily Times
Community members gather for a vigil for Charlottesville, Virginia victims Tuesday under slightly rainy skies at Orchard Park in Farmington.
At center, Jane Voss and Hoyle Osborne, right, perform during a vigil for Charlottesville, Virginia violence victims Tuesday at Orchard Park in Farmington.
A candle is lit during a vigil for the victims of a car attack during a protest in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Tuesday event at Orchard Park in Farmington drew 70 attendees.

More than 70 people gathered Tuesday in Orchard Park on Main Street under sometimes-rainy skies Tuesday for an hour-long vigil dedicated to victims of the racially-motivated car attack on protesters last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. Jane Voss and Hoyle Osborne performed during the vigil. Indivisible San Juan organized the event, which featured a singalong and remarks by Rev. Rebecca Morgan. The vigil was meant “to express the sentiment that Farmington abhors racial violence in any form,” the group said when announcing the event. Co-organizer Steve Clarke said the intent was to urge people to unite and communicate. “We have to think of ourselves as Americans first and not be silent,” he said.

Rebecca Morgan speaks to participants in a vigil for the victims of Charlottesville, Virginia,Tuesday at Orchard Park.
At right, John Carlson participates in a vigil for the victims of Charlottesville Virginia Tuesday in Farmington.