Published: Thursday, October 3, 2013 a
North Carolina-based Community United Effort Center for Missing Persons will hold a candlelight vigil at 7 p.m. Friday at Central Automotive at 808 N. Main St.
The center is stopping in Lexington as part of its “On the Road to Remember Tour.” For the 10th year, volunteers for the CUE Center for Missing Persons will travel across the United States to raise awareness of missing children and adults. The team will travel through North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Virginia and attend numerous pre-planned rally stops hosted by various officials and missing person families and friends. The public is invited to attend.
“After so many years, these cases fade from the public’s radar, but for the families and friends of a missing person, the nightmare continues — every minute of every day their loved one is absent,” said CUE founder Monica Caison, who is leading the caravan of volunteers.
Lexington’s vigil is geared toward Donna Barnhill. Barnhill of Lexington was 13 years old when she went missing in March of 1981.
The tour, which ends Oct. 12, is slated to promote 102 missing people and six unsolved homicide cases.