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COMMUNITY GATHERING IN REMEMBRANCE OF NEWTOWN, CONN. VICTIMS AND FAMILIES
ANAHEIM, CA - (December 14, 2012) - Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait and members of the City Council together with City staff invite the community to join them for a gathering in remembrance of the tragic events which took place in Newtown, Conn. last week. The gathering will take place tonight, Monday, Dec. 17, from 5-5:30 p.m. on the steps of Anaheim City Hall.

"This is a terrible loss and the entire country mourns alongside the city of Newtown," said Mayor Tait. "I invite the Anaheim community to join me and my colleagues on Monday for a moment of prayer, silence and remembrance. Though Anaheim and Newtown are across the country, we want our friends on the east coast to know we support them. Their loss is incomprehensible."

Anaheim City Hall is located at 200 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805. Parking is available behind City Hall, and accessible off Broadway.


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