Lakeland Connect would like to express its sincere condolences to the family of Aaron Thir. Let’s light the Lakeland tonight with candles or porchlights in every door and window in memory of the 17-year-old who was tragically swept away by the Beaver River.
Tributes and messages of support for the family have flooded social media from the moment the news broke that Aaron Thir was missing.
In a Facebook post, Wanda Whitford wrote, “Aaron Thir is in our prayers here in the Whitford Home. My children received white ribbons to wear at school today and I placed them on the white roses I got for him and we lit some sweet grass and two lanterns to guide his way back to his family.”
“The candle will remain lit to light his way home,” Whitford said. “Our prayers are with his family and our strength is with those who are searching for him. Aaron is in my son’s grad class so we have set a place on our mantle for him to pray for his return home.”