LANGLEY, Ark. (AP) — A year after a flash flood killed 20 people at the Albert Pike Recreational Area, a memorial is set to be dedicated.
The Texarkana Gazette reports members of the Langley community near the Albert Pike area have raised more than $5,000 and bought a statue for the memorial.
The memorial will be dedicated on Saturday — one year to the day after the fatal flash flood. The dedication ceremony will be held on property overlooking the Albert Pike swimming area near the Lowery Store.
During one portion of the service, family members of those killed in the flood will be able to leave mementos or flowers by the statue.
After the dedication ceremony, a memorial service will be held at the nearby Pilgrim Rest Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Lodi.
©2011 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.