6 months ago Friday tragedy rocked the village of Sherrard Illinois.
A mobile home caught fire killing a mother, her daughter, and 3 other young girls.
Residents say half a year later it's still not easy to move on. In such a small town the tragedy hit hard, and the community will never be the same.
"I know a lot of people were shaken up to think that this could happen to anyone especially in our community. And it's made you think about what you would leave behind and how you want people to remember you," said Sherrard High School freshman Grant Redpath.
Anna Viager, her daughter Breanna, Holli and Jessica harker and Cassandra Turner died that tragic morning.
The youngest of the kids was 8, the oldest 15, and many say their ages makes it even harder.
"I think it was pretty traumatic especially because it hit so many age levels. The grade school through the high school. That was just, that you know really affected a lot of people," said Connie Helm, parent of two kids at Sherrard High School.
"I think that we've really come together and shown our support for one another and shown that we'd be there if someone needed it," said Redpath.
In the months since that day there have been many benefits and fundraisers for the families of the victims. Residents say the tight–knit community continues to show their character, and they will keep pressing on.
"I've just seen everybody come so much closer together it's just really awesome," said Sherrard High School Alumni Kasara Osborne.
"I still think it's going to be a slow process but I think together we'll be able to get through it," said Redpath.
On Sunday many will come together to honor the victims, dedicating a memorial prayer garden at Cable Community Church. That service starts at 12:30PM.
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