Menomonie (WQOW) – Reports show that more than 600 vigils took place on Saturday, from areas as close at Menomonie and Mondovi, all the way to the west coast of California.
At the Menomonie vigil, Girl Scouts Troop 3225 lead with a song to mourn for the three girl scouts and a mother, who were struck and killed while collecting trash along County Highway P in Chippewa County on November 3.
“‘Make New Friends’ is just one of the songs that we traditionally sing at a meeting, or ending campfires,” said Leighla Hoyt, girl scout of Troop 3225.
In result of the hit-and-run, 21-year-old Colten Treu has been charged with vehicular homicide in their deaths. Treu was also allegedly intoxicated from huffing chemicals while driving.
“I just want to say thanks for supporting everybody who’s in Girl Scouts and even if you aren’t just to give your prayers to the families that did lose their girls in that tragedy,” said Hoyt.
Sam Stephens, member of Troop 3225, had a message for the families.
“Just that there are people here supporting you and we are all here to help,” said Stephens.
Girl Scouts Troop 3225 donated canned items for Stepping Stones Food Shelter, and donated to the Dunn County Humane Society.