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PITTSFIELD -- On Saturday, residents of Berkshire County will have a chance to gather in support and solidarity of their small-town counterparts in Newtown, Conn., where 20 children and six educators died in a shooting Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Pittsfield resident Valerie Hamilton is organizing a Walk for Peace, which will begin promptly at 11 a.m., stepping off from the Big Y supermarket parking lot on West Street.
She said the walk is also to make people aware of the struggles and the need to stop violence in Pittsfield.
From there, participants will walk up West Street to North Street and travel north to Linden Street. The walk will continue from Linden to Francis Avenue then Columbus Avenue and loop back to the Big Y on West Street. The walk is approximately two miles.
Participants are asked to wear green, the favorite color of Newtown victim Victoria Soto, a 27-year-old teacher who died trying to save her students.
"This is a chance for people to do something. They don’t just have to sit down and watch TV and cry. They can get up and walk with the victims," she said.
For more information, call Hamilton at 413-347-0939.