Walk remembers Taylor

The fifth Taylor Van Diest Memorial Walk in Armstrong will be the final one.

A walk in Armstrong Tuesday will remember Taylor Van Diest

A walk in Armstrong Tuesday will remember Taylor Van Diest

The fifth Taylor Van Diest Memorial Walk in Armstrong will be the final one.

The event, which remembers the Armstrong teenager assaulted and killed near railway tracks in the city on Halloween night 2011, will be held for the final time Nov. 1.

Van Diest’s mother, Marie, said attendance has been dwindling for the past couple of years.

“It will be the five-year mark for a public event,” said Van Diest’s mom, Marie.

The walk will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Glad Tidings Church, head down Pleasant Valley Road to the Taylor Van Diest Memorial Trail, go up the trail to Rosedale Avenue, then back to Pleasant Valley Road and returning to the church.

The event is open to the public and participants are asked to bring candles or some sort of illumination during the walk.

The event will be held rain or shine.