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Evening of Remembrance

City sponsors event to remember those killed in

Posted: April 21, 2010 10:34 p.m.
Updated: April 22, 2010 4:55 a.m.

Siblings Megan Patterson, 23, and Chris Clark, 27, remember their brother Michael John Clark and his girlfriend Kristen Lucille Sander-Corbitt, who lost their lives on Nov. 4, 2002, in a car crash. The fourth annual event is meant as a reminder to teenage drivers to drive responsibly when attending prom night and graduation ceremonies.

 
Seventy-nine young people who lost their lives in traffic-related collisions were remembered Wednesday evening at the fourth annual Evening of Remembrance.

The city-sponsored event at the Youth Grove in Central Park is held before local prom nights and graduations to remind teens to drive responsibly.

The half-acre grove features individual pillars that mimic cut tree stumps, each representing a young life cut short on the road.

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