Community gathers to take back the Macomb-Orchard Trail

ARMADA, Mich. (WXYZ) - Dozens of community members came out Sunday, wearing bike helmets, wearing pink in honor of April Millsap.

They're vowing to take back the Macomb-Orchard Trail, saying they will not live in fear.

That's the same trail where the 14-year-old was found murdered more than a week ago.

People rode from Armada to Romeo peacefully, proceeding in silence bearing the pink ribbons on their bikes. Pink was April's favorite color.

Some of April's family from Seattle came out in support as well. The ride was also meaningful for neighbors who never knew April.

"Just taking back and going back to our usual lives, doing what we enjoy, as April did on the trail all the time," Greg Ezzo said.

This is just one of the many events honoring April going on around Armada.

There's also a fundraiser for April's family at the Sunoco Gas Station in Armada.

The gas station at 32 Mile and Romeo Plank is donating five cents for every gallon of gas sold to April's family.

There will also be a car wash starting at 10 a.m., and a Kona Ice truck will be selling snow cones in the parking lot all day.

The fundraiser runs from 5 a.m. Monday until 5 a.m. Tuesday.

 

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