By Michael Eng and Jennifer Nesslar
WINTER GARDEN Hundreds of West Orange residents honored the lives of the 49 Pulse shooting victims at a candlelight vigil Sunday, June 19, at Newton Park in Winter Garden.
The vigil, organized by the Winter Garden Rants, Raves and Reviews; Winter Garden Community; and Windermere Rants, Raves and Reviews Facebook pages, featured speeches from Winter Garden Mayor John Rees, Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn, local actor and activist Michael Wanzie, among others.
Following the speeches, organizers placed 49 flowers in Lake Apopka as each victim’s name was read. Then, attendees lit candles to show solidarity on a solemn evening.