Monday, November 15, 2010

MADD Candlelight Vigil Planned For Sunday

The Upper Cumberland chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is once again teaming up with the District Attorney's office to hold the 18th annual Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance and Hope this weekend.  The program will be held at the Wesley Arena Theatre, located at 271 E. 9th St. in Cookeville. It is scheduled to begin at three o'clock on Sunday afternoon. Organizers say the victims or families of people affected by drunk drivers are invited to take part, as are the family members of homicide victims.  MADD president Norris Skelley says the event is intended to "pay tribute to lives changed or lost in sudden tragic occurrences."  Participants are urged to bring a framed photo of their loved one to share during the program.  The speakers this year will include Phyllis Rector, who lost her son, Jody, in an alcohol-related crash in Putnam County.  Randy Wilder, who had a sister murdered, will also speak at the event. For more information, you can call Skelley at 261-4168.