Conway, S.C. (WPDE) — Members of the Conway community are coming together to create a display of kindness in the face of a recent tragedy that left two women dead.
On August 21, Katie Skeen, 36, of Green Sea, and Donna Majors, 59, of Conway, employees of CresCom Bank on 16th Avenue in Conway, were shot and killed during an armed robbery at the bank.
Brandon Council, 32, has been charged with murder in connection with the bank robbery. He made his first court appearance in South Carolina Thursday afternoon.
In light of these events, the Conway Rocks group has organized a Memorial Rock Garden at the bank in hopes of honoring Skeen and Majors.
Conway Rocks is a part of the larger 'kindness rocks' project, which grew in popularity across the nation this summer.
The instructions for the overall project are simple: paint a rock, leave a clue about where to find it, or hide the rock in plain sight.
For the memorial rock garden, it works a bit differently.
According to a post on the Conway Rocks Facebook group page, the rock garden that has been made around the CresCom Bank sign is meant to be a permanent display to honor the victims.
Members of the community are invited to make rocks for permanent placement in the garden, removing the hide and seek factor.
The group is asking that rocks placed in the garden be sealed so that they will remain beautiful forever.
A number of rocks have already been painted and placed with messages of love and blessings for the future.