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Gracie Snider’s Candlelight Vigil

More than 500 people came to Manito Park, May 7, 2014, to remember 10-year-old Gracie Snider who was killed in a traffic accident Saturday on her way home from a soccer match. Most came because they knew Gracie or were involved in soccer, but some were there simply because they felt they needed to be there.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Luminary bags are placed along the sidewalk near the Manito Park picnic shelter before the start of the candlelight vigil for Gracie Snider.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

“Play For Gracie” tee shirts were on sale for $10 before the candlelight vigil at Manito Park to help support the family of Gracie Snider.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Members of the Spokane Foxes and supporters gather in Manito Park for a Wednesday evening candlelight vigil to honor 10-year-old soccer player Gracie Snider. The girl was killed in a auto accident on Saturday. Gracie’s teammate Ayla James (framed picture with the balls) was also injured and is at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Jay Snider is embraced by well-wishers as he arrived Wednesday evening at Manito Park for a candlelight vigil for his daughter, Gracie. The girl was killed near Ritzville on Saturday in an auto accident.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Well-wishers sign a #7 soccer jersey in honor of Gracie Snider at a candlelight vigil, May 7, 2014, in Manito Park.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Hundreds gathered at Manito Park for a candlelight vigil to honor Gracie Snider.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Friends gather together for support as they listen to the words of a song “Dear Gracie, won’t you come out to play” at a memorial to Gracie Snider, May 7, 2014, at Manito Park. Gracie was killed in an automobile accident east of Ritzville on Saturday.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Vance Gustafson, 7, holds a candle in remembrance of Gracie Snider, May 7, 2014, at Manito Park. Gracie was killed in an auto accident near Ritzville on Saturday.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Twilight falls over Manito Park as people gather for the the candlelight vigil to honor Gracie Snider.

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