Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Remembering Hailey

I'm sure most of you have heard about the sweet little 10 yr old girl that was kidnapped and murdered within 3 hours of her adduction here in my hometown. It was so heartbreaking but our community has come together like nothing I've ever experienced before.  
This is my candle at the walk.
At the end of the walk people that had carried candles in jars left them at the feet of Hailey's family at the vigil. 
My city thought a couple of thousand might show up but we had more than 10,000 people show up! 

Also a few motorcycle groups showed up from around the country to support the family and also keep some of the protesters away. (I don't want to say the name of the protesters because I don't want to give them a name or any publicity for the dishonorable thing they are doing.) The motorcycle men and women lined up their motorcycles and made a human chain so no one could get by them and the vigil would be protected. These riders are wonderful and so refreshing knowing they are on the side of good.  
Here are a couple of my girlfriends, Tina and Kim that went with me to the candlelight walk and vigil last Saturday night. We are so thankful to be from a city that has stepped up in every way possible for the grieving family of Hialey Owens. 
If you would like to contribute to the memorial fund our local bank Empire Bank is taking donations. Here is the link if you'd like to donate some money. 
Thank You!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Such a tragic story ... my heart goes out to her family ... so glad you got to attend the walk, and thankful for the bikers that were there to help protect it!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, Nikki, I'm so glad you were able to be there. The Amber Alert went off on my phone that afternoon, and by that evening, it was already too late. Such a sad and unnecessary story. Be blessed!

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