Community holds candlelight vigil for Brenna

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LEXINGTON, Tenn. — A community leaned on each other Tuesday during a candlelight vigil after Brenna Foster, 8, died in a tragic car accident. Tuesday night, the Dixie Softball League in Lexington canceled their scheduled game in her honor. The vigil started at 7:30, the same time Brenna was suppose to play in that night’s game. “Your heart goes out to her family for sure, and for all these kids that are affected,” coach Daniel Clark said. He said Brenna was an avid softball player with a position in center field. “I’ve known Brenna for a long time, but this is the first year that I’ve coached her in the league,” Clark said. The president of the league, Terry Stewart, said with more than 300 girls in the league, making up 26 teams, it is not just about the game “It’s just important to show we’re dedicated to all the girls, not just the league,” Stewart said. Friends and family said Brenna’s memory will live on through them and that they will try to spread messages of warmth and support like her smile did every day. The county mayor’s office said another vigil is scheduled Wednesday at the school. Family friends tell us Brenna’s older brother, Andrew, 15, also was injured in the crash. Friends gathered Tuesday afternoon on another field to pray for the baseball player. Family friends say he currently is hospitalized in Memphis. They say he is in stable condition and is scheduled for surgery Wednesday.

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