Lake Hallie (WQOW) — Hundreds of community members made their way to the Lake Hallie Ball Fields to honor the Chippewa Falls Girl Scout Troop 3055.
As WQOW has reported in the past, on Nov. 3, 2018, a mother and four girl scouts were killed after being hit by a truck while they were picking up trash along a highway.
At the ball fields, family and friends came out to continue their ongoing support to the families of the girls who lost their lives. Once everyone had gathered together, the new pavilion was presented in the middle of the park.
The structure was made in honor of former softball players and Troop 3055 members, Jayna Kelley and Autumn Helgeson.
Brian Kelley, Jayna’s father, said that the pavilion is meant to create a beautiful and functional space to bring people together while continuing to remember Jayna and Autumn.
“We want people to be able to come in and sit in here and be able to look at their pictures and see their names up there, even generations from now, and if they don’t know who they were they’ll ask about it and learn about them and we’ll all remember them when we come here,” Kelley said.
Kelley added that putting the pavilion together was a huge community effort, so he and his wife Robin are thankful for all of the donations and overwhelming support that went into keeping Jayna and Autumn’s legacies alive.