WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (localmemphis.com)- It has been a violent month in West Memphis with 4 homicides to this point and one of many victims was a 16-year-old boy.
Nevertheless, Saturday, it was all about positivity within the metropolis as two group occasions drew dozens of residents out into stunning climate.
“We love West Memphis, there’s some good folks in West Memphis our metropolis isn’t going to be outlined by the negativity,” stated Pastor Anthony King of Religion Worldwide Church in West Memphis.
Pastor King hosted a free gasoline giveaway Saturday for the group.
“We making a gift of a few thousand ’ value of gasoline they have been lined right here since 9 o’clock this morning and we simply need within the midst of all of the negativity we wish to be displaying some life giving again to our group,” Pastor King stated.
Pastor King instructed Native 24 Information he spearheaded the gasoline giveaway as a result of he was uninterested in seeing the entire adverse headlines about his group.
“We do not need our metropolis to be plagued with the negativity, outlined that that is our metropolis, so we’re giving again gasoline and rooster to our group, letting West Memphis know that we love West Memphis,” he harassed.
Throughout city at Worthington Park, the West Memphis Police Division held an Easter Egg Hunt. Households have been capable of win prizes as youngsters loved rides and had the possibility to win bicycles.
“Simply to have the ability to give the youngsters one thing optimistic on the finish of the week, you already know we’ve got a whole lot of unhappy issues happening, however we simply need to have the ability to give them one thing to stay up for,” stated Tawana Bailey, West Memphis Police Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator.
Households say Saturday’s generosity was wanted.
“I feel it would carry all people collectively, you already know that was unhealthy I feel it would carry all people collectively, I simply hope it do not be no extra capturing round right here,” stated Esaglla Medlock, a West Memphis resident.
West Memphis Police are nonetheless trying to find the shooter of 16-year-old Taylon Vail. If in case you have any info name West Memphis Police.