FOREST GROVE, Ore. -- To honor the two Forest Grove girls killed after being hit by a car Sunday, fellow students wore the girls' favorite colors to school Wednesday.
Students at Dilley Elementary School were encouraged to wear purple and blue shirts to honor 6-year-old Anna Dieter-Eckerdt, who went to school there, and her stepsister, 11-year-old Abigail Robinson.
The girls were hit by the car while playing in leaves outside of their Forest Grove home Sunday night.
Dilley principal Angella Graves said wearing shirts that honor the girls is just a small way to help the students cope with their loss.
Kids here love dressing up, they love showing their spirit for the school and I think showing spirit for the girls will help them feel like they are contributing, Graves said. We re still in the process of moving forward and recovering and it s going to be a long road ahead.
A celebration of the girls' lives will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. inside the Sonrise Church in Hillsboro. The service is open to the public.