Sunday, August 26, 2012

Ceremony to honor Jarrett ‘Jay’ Hughes

• KINGSPORT — A ceremony in memory of Jarrett “Jay” Hughes will be held Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. in Kingsport’s Dale Street Park. A bench will be dedicated during the ceremony, and 25 doves will be released.

The public is invited.

Organizers ask that people attending the ceremony bring a purple balloon. The ceremony is being sponsored by New Vision Youth, and the bench was donated by the city of Kingsport, New Vision Youth and South Central Kingsport Development.

Food City will provide refreshments and a cake.

For more information contact Johnnie Mae Swagerty at 429-7553.

On Aug. 3, 2011, two men burst into 937 Dale St. and shot 24-year-old Hughes while his mother slept in another room. The case is still under investigation by the Kingsport Police Department.