Skiatook Residents Walk 27 Minutes for Newtown Victims
About 100 Skiatook residents walked 27 minutes Saturday afternoon for the 27 victims of last week's Newtown shootings.
"If this was one of my children, I mean, I would be lost for words," said organizer Linda Carmack. She organized the event with some friends to bring the Skiatook community together as a show of support for those grieving out east.
The community remembered the 20 children, six school workers, and the shooter's mother. The group dressed in green and white, carrying balloons of the same colors.
Many families with young children attended the event, as this tragedy hits close to home.
"Pain and agony, and especially near Christmas. It's just terrible to think about," said Natalie Barnett, who brought her five-year-old son.
Organizers hope their show of support inspires other communities to do the same. Carmack said she hopes to send some pictures to Newtown.
Also, some parents told Channel 8 they are planning to form a watch group to walk around Skiatook schools to ensure safety.