The University of Maine at Presque Isle will host a memorial vigil for Abigail Ladner on Thursday, November 21, at 8 p.m. in the Campus Center.


Campus and community members are welcome to join in this remembrance of the 19-year-old UMPI student from Fort Fairfield, who passed away last Friday from injuries she received in a head-on collision in late October.

UMPI Faculty member Barb Blackstone will lead the memorial, which will include a slideshow presentation and time for students and others to share their memories of Abby. A memory board will be set up for anyone who would like to post photos and messages during the event. The board will be given to Abby’s family.

The memorial will end with the release of 19 sky lanterns from the balcony of the Campus Center—one lantern to represent each year of Abby’s life. Luminary bags will line the balcony for the observance.  Friends will have an opportunity early in the evening to write messages on the bags, which will stay lit throughout the night in Abby Ladner’s honor.

For more information, please call 768-9452.