The Times West Virginian

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June 28, 2014

Prayer vigil being held for Carter Ciemania

FAIRMONT — A prayer vigil is being held for Carter Ciemania at Palatine Park this afternoon. The vigil began at 1 p.m., and will continue throughout the late afternoon and into the early evening.

On April 9, Carter suffered a traumatic brain injury in what police are saying was an accidental shooting in Fairmont.

At the vigil, in addition to prayers and song, Mushin Do Karate will be performing karate demonstrations. Carter receives lessons at the dojo, and many students, karate instructors (sensei), volunteers and community members came out for the vigil.

There are baked goods for sale, as well as baskets, wreaths, bows, drinks, pre-orders for T-shirts, and tickets for a basket raffle. T-shirts are $15. Bubba’s Concessions is also selling food at the vigil, with proceeds going toward Carter’s treatment. All proceeds from the event will go to the Ciemania family to help cover medical expenses.

Community members can make donations at the vigil, as well as at MVB Bank, or by PayPal at http://gatemm.com/Carter.htm.

As of Friday, around $4,000 has been raised.

Find the full story in Sunday's Times West Virginian, available at newsstands or through home delivery by calling 304-367-2525 or 304-367-2527.

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