GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - The father and stepmother of a young girl murdered in Greenville last year are hosting a community event to encourage awareness of domestic violence this weekend.
6-year-old Bryana Carr was found dead last August alongside her mother, Garlette Howard, and her two half-sisters, Ayona and Myona Toone.
Howard's husband, Dibon Toone, who was the father of the Toone girls, has since been charged in the Greenville quadruple murder.
Carr's father and step-mother, Karima and Tracey Carr, are hosting their first domestic violence awareness community day Saturday to honor their daughter and educate children and families on ways to get help.
"You don't want kids, little girls or little boys, to grow up thinking it's okay, and it could end in a tragedy like what we faced last year, so just to get the knowledge out to children and moms and dads as well, you know, how you can educate your kids about this and hopefully they'll never become a victim to circumstance," says Tracy and Karima Carr.
The event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Winterville Boys and Girls Club on Fire Tower Road.
It will be free to attend with food and games for the whole family.
The Carrs also hope to raise money to start a scholarship fund in Bryana's name.