Prayer ritual endures for homeless who die

With attendees cupping their hands around their candles against the wind, Gary Cake, of Clifton, third from left, delivers a prayer Sunday during the annual memorial and candlelight vigil at Hawthorne Park for the homeless who have died in the valley. Cake is the pastor of the Open Bible Fellowship in De Beque.



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With attendees cupping their hands around their candles against the wind, Gary Cake, of Clifton, third from left, delivers a prayer Sunday during the annual memorial and candlelight vigil at Hawthorne Park for the homeless who have died in the valley. Cake is the pastor of the Open Bible Fellowship in De Beque.

Etched into a stone plaque buried at the base of a tree on the far west side of Hawthorne Park in central Grand Junction is this message: “In loving memory of those from our community…




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