By Carla O’Day
The Alliance for Victims’ Rights has scheduled its annual memorial at 5:30 p.m. June 21 in the Holly Quick Memorial Garden at Sparks Marina Park, 300 Howard Drive.
The garden is located on the west side of the park that borders Western Village Inn & Casino. It was named after Quick, who was killed in her apartment near the park 11 years ago. The garden was dedicated in 2009 during Victims’ Rights Week.
The event will remember those who’ve been affected by violent crime locally and refreshments will be provided by the Sparks Police Department.
The garden includes a wall where people can purchase plaques to honor and remember loved ones who were victims of violent crime.
For more information, visit www.AVRNV.org
Carla has an undergraduate degree in journalism and more than 10 years experience as a daily newspaper reporter. She grew up in Jacksonville, Fla., moved to the Reno area in 2002 and wrote for the Reno Gazette-Journal for 8 years, covering a variety of topics. Prior to that, she covered local government in Fort Pierce, Fla.