Del. James Edmunds stood Saturday night watching large groups of young people shooting basketball, playing cornhole and throwing frizbees in the Halifax County High School gym. Meanwhile, others were dancing in the lobby to popular tunes being spun by DJ Kirby Saunders.
It was New Year's Eve at Halifax County High School.
No formal crowd count was recorded, but Del. Edmunds, who assisted in organizing the event, estimated that 800 to 1,000 people attended the party held as a celebration of the lives of Casey Pulliam and Olivia Noblin, two Halifax County High School student-athletes who were killed in an automobile crash 10 days earlier, and in honor of Joey Myers, who was seriously injured in that accident.