OGDEN -- The temperature may have been cold outside, but the warm hearts of friends and family of the Parker and Cottle families were evident Monday night.
One would have difficulty estimating the number of people who were swarming the streets near Ben Lomond High School and the neighborhoods near where these families live, as they tied pink ribbons on anything they could.
"It is awesome seeing the many people come together to show support," said Sean Graham, 24, who said he lives just down from the Parker family.
Graham said much of his ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was out attaching the plastic ribbons, cut out of tablecloths, on anything they could tie them to.
He said the bishop of his Rock Cliff first ward was driving from street to street to find people tying the ribbons and to make sure they had enough supplies.
Hundreds of ribbons adorned the fences around Ben Lomond High School.
"It's been neat to see how far-reaching this is getting to be," Graham said.
The ribbons weren't just in Ogden.
A Parker cousin, Chuck Spencer, of Pleasant Grove, said he saw a pink-ribbon display in Farmington on an overpass over northbound I-15.
Messages also were being posted on Facebook by Ogden-area community organizers, inviting all who were moved by the story to hang pink ribbons in remembrance.
The kiosk at Ben Lomond High School on Monday night flashed the words "Our love and prayers are with the Parker family."
Dozens of extended family members from areas including Pleasant Grove, Kaysville, Roy and North Ogden also were helping out in the effort.
"Our hearts are just broken for them," said Heidi Lucas, a cousin from Coalville. "We can only imagine what it would be like."
Lucas said she and other family members tied the ribbons because they had been frustrated that they couldn't help the family since the tragedy occurred.
She said: "It just makes me think I am at least contributing something."