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A vigil for the economy

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

DOWNTOWN ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A group of South Georgians hope to shed light on the troubled economy.

They lit candles at sundown near Albany's River front.

They called it the Bounce Back Albany Vigil, where they prayed for strength and support for people in the community facing job losses and money problems.

The idea came about when members from different churches saw the economic troubles people were going through.

"We were talking over coffee and we each had people that were going to be loosing their jobs because of Cooper Tire closing, so we thought it would be a good idea to come together and light a candle of hope for our community," Gayle Kersey,Organizer.

Although small, the group feels confident their prayer will change things.

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