By Margaret McKenzie and Barbara Tetreault
JACKSON — Hundreds of people participated locally in women's marches in Jackson and Lancaster on Saturday, sharing a message of solidarity as well as hope for dignity, respect and human rights for all.
In Jackson, organizer Betsey Harding said that when she arrived at the parking lot outside the Jackson Grammar School at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, "I had hoped for 50 people. There were already more than a hundred people there, and they just kept coming."
The march was actually a demonstration, as the crowd kept to the parking lot, as they had promised police that local roadways would not be affected.
Harding said Judy Kennedy and Lisa Dionne from Whitehorse Gear in Center Conway had a bag of 100 pink hats to give out to participants. "Before we had handed them out to half the crowd, we realized the bag was empty."
Harding said she estimated the crowd in Jackson at around 300. "Most people were from the Mount Washington Valley," she said, though some came from as far away as Berlin and Ithaca, N.Y.
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