UPDATE: Candlelight service for Kendall Chick moved to Wednesday

Posted:  Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 8:30am

Update: Wiscasset Parks and Recreation Director Lisa Thompson said in an email Sunday, the service has been moved from Tuesday, Dec. 19 to Wednesday, Dec. 20. Same time and place, WCC at 6:30 p.m. 

Original post:

A Wiscasset woman has announced a candlelight service is set for Tuesday night in memory of Kendall Chick, the 4-year-old girl police allege was murdered by her grandfather’s fiancee. Chick, of Crickets Lane in Wiscasset, died Dec. 8. Shawna Gatto, 43, remains held without bail at Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset.

Erica Sherman is organizing the service. She announced on Facebook Saturday, the event is at  6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19. In a phone interview Sunday morning, Sherman said she didn’t know Kendall or her family. “This is just something that hasn’t left my mind. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about ... this little girl,” said Sherman, a mother of two girls, Nova, 4, and Ruby, 3.

In her work for Home Counselors Inc., she supervises parental visits with children and works with children who have experienced trauma.

Since announcing Tuesday’s service, Sherman said she has heard a lot of support from people in the community glad the event is happening. Sherman said she has invited Wiscasset EMS members to attend, since she was thinking of what they experienced in responding to the call to Chick’s home.

She contacted Wiscasset Parks and Recreation Director Lisa Thompson about holding the service at WCC. Sherman said Thompson plans it to take place in the circle outside the center. She said Thompson is charging nothing. The Wiscasset Newspaper’s email to Thompson Sunday was not immediately returned.

Sherman said a moment of silence will be held and then anyone who wants to speak to the gathering can.

The event page on Facebook states, “(The) service has been created in (remembrance) of Kendall Chick. Please come and offer your support for one another as a community, and for Kendall.”