Ojai Valley News photo by Holly Roberts
A young attendee holds a candle during Monday night’s vigil.
Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter
A group of approximately 200 gathered at the Libbey Park fountain Monday evening to recognize and honor the 49 lives lost at Pulse, a gay dance club in Orlando, in the largest mass shooting in U.S. history.
Joanne Mackell, a local musician, organized the event after hearing the news Sunday.
“I just wanted to be with friends and be with community,” she said.