By Nataly Tavidian, Grand Island/Hastings Reporter - email
The Blue Hill community joined together for a vigil Thursday evening. Praying for Webster County and providing emotional support for the families of victims of the accident.
The service at Blue Hill United Methodist Church, was open for all pastors, students, and families throughout the community. Many seeking comfort and strength at a tragic time, said they couldn't imagine what the families of the victims are going through.
Pastor Steve Marsh said, "The Thallman's are members of our church. Their daughter Caroline was one of the children killed in the accident. I spent time with them last night at the hospital with their other daughter Allie who sustained injuries but she is going to make a full recovery, the doctors believe, so we're glad about that."
During the services Pastor Marsh asked others to share stories, prayers, and their experiences.
Members of the community also set up a memorial fund for the victims, "Blue Hill 9/5/12 Memorial Fund," asking those who wish to donate to send money to: South Central State Bank, P.O. Box 157, Blue Hill NE 68930. They can also call South Central State Bank at 402-756-3311.