HARMONY, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- It was about a year ago when Amy Bagley and her kids, Coty and Monica were killed by Bagley's husband Steven Lake. The Bagley family has asked us to use her maiden name. Today in Harmony a bridge was renamed in honor of Amy, Coty and Monica.
More than a hundred people gathered at a park next to the bridge.
Those who were there watched Amy's family cut a purple ribbon on the bridge that sits on route 150. One of the people who made this possible was Amy's friend Sandy Mitchell who organized this ceremony to honor her friend.
"It's to heartbreaking not to jump and try to do something to make a difference," Mitchell said.
Several people spoke during the ceremony including Amy's mother who read a story that Amy wrote when she was in fifth grade that showed how much Amy loved her community.
"I want to stay in Harmony because of all the nice people that live here. I like Harmony in the summer because we have perkins beach to go to," Linda Bagley said as she read Amy's story to the crowd.
Mitchell said hearing that story that Amy wrote was a fitting tribute.
"It was a surprise to see that letter being read that Amy wrote. It kind of shows you the kind of person she was even as a child. She was very loving of her community and I think this a good tribute to Amy. She was very much a role model here in town," Mitchell said.
Now the community will always be able to remember Amy and her kids as they drive over the Amy, Coty and Monica Memorial Bridge.