Nonprofit Opportunity Village will allow visitors to honor the 20 children killed in the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school last week at its Magical Forest starting today .
A charity official said children will receive free admission to the Magical Forest, and there will be a designated area where visitors can honor the victims in the Newtown, Conn., shooting in their own way. The free admission for children begins toda y and lasts through Thursday.
On Friday, 26 people, including 20 children, were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown when a gunman broke into the building and opened fire. The shooting is one of the worst mass killings in U.S. history.
The gunman took his own life. His mother also was found dead.
The Magical Forest is one of the organization’s most important annual events and includes dozens of lighted trees sponsored by businesses and individuals.
The display of colorful glow from millions of lights opened on Nov. 21 and runs through Jan. 6.
The exhibit grosses about $1.5 million annually for the charity, which serves those with intellectual disabilities.
The Magical Forest exhibit is at 6300 W. Oakey Blvd., between Rainbow and Jones boulevards.
Officials with Opportunity Village plan on announcing more details about its plan to honor the Connecticut shooting victims toda y.
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