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Candlelight vigil held for Baby Grace

(Source: Horry Police) (Source: Horry Police)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Average citizens organized a candlelight vigil Saturday night to show their support and mourn the loss of five month old Baby Grace. Reporter Josh Roberson was there to experience first-hand how the community is handling this loss.

The Vigil started just after six pm at the Calvary Christian School on Dick Pond Road. The Church provided music and a speaker on behalf of Baby Grace. And the event was organized by mothers and members of the community, wanting to show their support any way they can. It all started from a group on Facebook called, JUSTICE FOR BABY GRACE.

Organizers reached out to several people and local businesses who donated candles, equipment, and a venue to hold the ceremony. The church provided musicians as well as guest speakers, and those who attended were also encouraged to speak.Stephanie Cutler, a mother of three girls, the youngest being 8 months old, said she organized the event because she feels compelled to honor the life of Grace. “Basically I think it tugged on everybody’s heart strings the moment you heard what had happened. I was just devastated to hear the news and I’m sure that the community felt the same. And just with the way that I felt with it I just thought something needed to be done to honor her life and give her dignity and you know….love.” said Cutler.

She also spoke about how she wishes for change, and she hopes this event will bring awareness and prevent future tragedies from occurring. “I think with this, with Grace’s life if we could….once the grieving is over if we could use this as a way to educate and bring awareness to other people. If you see something that doesn’t seem quite right, you could reach out.”

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