Vigil remembers New Cumberland teens


On a cold night in New Cumberland hundreds gathered to remember Kristyn Butcher, Kaylin Rice, and John Emmett Snow III.

“As cold as it is there’s so many people here and we want everyone to remember them you know and we’re glad everybody’s here and it makes you feel good to see everyone,” said Lori Butcher, Kristyn’s mom.

Lit by candlelight pictures remembered good times with Emmett, Kristyn, and Kaylin. Oak Glen letter man jackets were everywhere as friends, family, and fellow students signed memory books for their loved and missed friends.

“You know Kristyn was just a very happy person she was always laughing she was always smiling, and she just made everyone around her happy, and I just want them to remember that and live like she did. She was happy, and live like she did,” said Butcher.

“Just to know she had so many friends and just everyone loved them, and there’s so many memories,” said Jenna Butcher, Kristyn’s sister.

On the second anniversary of the crash, the community still comes together to support the Rice, Butcher, and Snow families.

“There’s nothing we can say to the community to thank them enough for everything they’ve done for us and how supportive they’ve been,” said Butcher.

Hugs, songs, and kind words surrounded the families with love, just one small example of the wonderful kids Emmett, Kristyn, and Kaylin were.

“I just don’t want anybody to forget any of them what great kids they were, and just to be happy and to do great things in life for all of them,” said Butcher.

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