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Local Girls Scouts remember Wisconsin accident victims

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UPDATED 8:00 p.m. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2018

JOHNSTON CITY, Ill. -- The Johnston City Girl Scouts will also be holding a candlelight vigil to honor the three Girl Scouts and mother who were killed in Wisconsin. 

Aniesha Cruz is a 6th grader in Johnston City and a Girl Scout participating in the vigil. 

"A lot of other troops were doing it too, and so we decided that we should participate in honoring the victims as well," Cruz said.

Cruz's mother Natasha is a Girl Scout Troop Leader in Johnston City and says the idea came to the leaders while they were explaining the accident to the girls. 

"We just hope that the community will help support our girls in supporting other Girl Scouts around the nation right now," Natasha said. 

The Johnston City Girl Scouts are asking people from the community to join them in honoring the victims on Wednesday, Nov. 14th. 

The vigil will be held at 6 p.m. at the Johnston City Scout Cabin off of Parkway Ave. 

Hot apple cider will be provided.

After the vigil, the attending Girl Scouts will make cards to send to the families that were affected in the Wisconsin accident. 

Click here to find the event on Facebook. 

To make a donation to the Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, Girl Scout Troop, click here

UPDATED 8:30 p.m. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2018

PINCKEYVILLE, Ill. -- The Perry County Girl Scouts will be hosting a candlelight vigil in memory of the three Girl Scouts and a volunteer killed while participating in a highway clean-up service project last Saturday in Wisconsin. 

The crash happened around 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3rd, when 21-year-old Colten Treu of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, went off the highway and hit the three girls and a mom. 

Wisconsin police say Treu and his passenger were getting high before the crash occurred. 

Now, a group of Southern Illinois Girl Scouts want to do their part to remember their fellow Girl Scout sisters. 

"Even though I never met them, I still feel connected to them because they are still our Girl Scout sister," Girl Scout Ambassador Railyn Bardle said. 

The Perry County Girl Scouts are asking people from the community to join them for a moment of silence on the night of Monday, Nov. 12th. 

A candlelight vigil will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Perry County Courthouse in Pinckneyville.

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois CEO Loretta Graham will be guest speaking at the vigil. There will also be songs, prayers, and a moment of silence. 

Cookies and hot chocolate will be provided. 

In case of rain, a back up location has been set under the grand stands at the Perry County Fairgrounds in Pinckneyville. 

Click here to find the event on Facebook. 

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