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Gadsden County faith leaders gather for Prayer on the Square

Posted at 6:35 PM, Feb 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-26 18:35:11-05

QUINCY, Fla. (WTXL) — People waved their hands and honked their horns in support as faith leaders gathered for February’s final Prayer on the Square meeting Friday.

"First and foremost I want to thank the thousands of folks that joined us in prayer the last few weeks," said Gadsden County Sheriff Morris Young.

Sheriff Young put the prayer sessions in place to honor those in their county who have lost their lives due to COVID19.

"Here in Gadsden," Young adds, "I know that we have experienced something that we have never seen before. And of course, losing two lives of members at the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office. It’s been a tremendous task."

He says he hopes to see the prayer calm the community and help people understand that Gadsden county will get through the pandemic.

Gadsden High School student Liberty Gibson sang during the final meeting and says it’s important for people to be able to hear the faith that the Sheriff has in the community.

"It’s a lot going on right now and sometimes somebody just needs a song to let them know that everything is gonna be alright because we know that everything is gonna be alright. But, sometimes you just need that confirmation."

Sheriff Young says he looks forward to growing strength in the community as more vaccines become available this spring.