(Fairport, N.Y.) -- The mourning continues for the five young women killed a week after they graduated from Fairport High School. Spontaneous tributes are building at the school, at the businesses where some of the young women worked, and at the crash scene.Symbolic Hill
FHS students gathered on the grassy hill after first hearing the news Tuesday of their classmates' deaths. They held a vigil there Wednesday night.
A few weeks before the accident, someone had painted “07” on the hill. Now the word "angels" has been added along with the initials of the five victims.
Four of the five girls were cheerleaders and the coach had called the award-winning squad her “32 Angels.”
Workers at Lickety Splits and Papa Jacks ice cream shops are wearing pins and bracelets respectively as symbolic remembrances of the vicitms.
A few weeks ago, Meredith McClure had begun working at Lickety Splits, which is next to the canal in Fairport village.
Co-worker Kourtney Stickle said, “She was a really hard worker, when she worked here she always had a smile on her face, she wanted to work, she wanted to make the people happy and stuff."
Make people happy well giving them ice cream usually works. To her co-workers, Meredith was a perfect fit.
“Everyone's just really helping out everyone's feelings and just coming together and offering support and whatever is needed,” Stickle said. "I'm just so glad that I live in Fairport and everyone is just dealing with it in different ways and the best anyone can do is just come together and show their support for everyone."
Bailey Goodman will always be in the hearts of her co-workers at Papa Jacks in Victor. She's been working here for the last three summers, and co-workers said she was like family.
Site of Crash
One Thursday, many mourners visited the accident scene to offer prayer or spend a quiet moment.
Friends brought flowers, teddy bears, candles. But, even those who didn't know the young victims took the time to stop and reflect on the tragedy.
Gretchen Fisher and Peggy Madafferi work for the Bloomfield School District. They said the tragedy touched them.
Madafferi said that she has a 17-year-old daughter so the accident made it “hit home on what can happen."
"We feel so heartbroken,” Fisher said. "We don't know what to do to help."