A crowd of 50 or more community members gathered to pay their respects at a candlelight vigil held at Spirit Square Dec. 21. The celebration of life was held on the longest night of the year to recognize those we’ve lost from our streets and the struggles of those who remain behind. “This time of year is the time to be with friends, to be with family and find the warmth and comfort in each other. Tonight I would like to pay my respects to those who have left us, and especially give thanks to those who are helping,” Mayor Andy Adams said, addressing the crowd. Organizers are hoping the vigil will become an annual event.