Right to Life vigil set for Thursday

SIDNEY — Right to Life of Shelby County will hold its annual candlelight vigil Thursday, Jan. 21, beginning at 7 p.m. in the basement of the courthouse in Sidney.

The vigil commemorates the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision permitting abortion throughout the United States. The program will include several prayers and brief presentations, and will conclude with a procession around the court square with lighted candles.

The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are asked to bring wind-protected candles or other illumination.