Tishomingo community remembers six lives lost during candlelight vigil

TISHOMINGO, Okla. — The Tishomingo community came together Friday night to remember the lives lost in a car crash earlier this week.

At Tishomingo High School’s football field, the mood was somber and hearts were heavy at a candlelight vigil remembering the six teenage girls lost.

Mourners brought flowers and raised six crosses where family and friends could write loving messages. Flags were flying at half-mast as the ceremony began with a worship song.

Everyone bowed their heads as a prayer was said for each girl lost. Then the girls’ parents and friends delivered tear-filled words of remembrance.

And as the sun set, hundreds of candles began to pierce the oncoming darkness.

Pastor Luke Holmes of First Baptist Church of Tishomingo said, “Tishomingo’s a small town and the beauty of it is that everyone knows each other. And so, when we come together like this, we’re reminded of the power we have by coming together. I think that’s important.”