Rally for Reagan remembers Anthony Wayne graduate

MAUMEE, Ohio (WTVG) - A three-day event to remember murder victim and Anthony Wayne graduate Reagan Tokes is scheduled for Maumee this weekend.

Friday night, hundreds of people packed the Pinnacle for the kick-off fundraiser.

It began with a dueling piano and silent auction.

"It's been a very difficult time in our lives and we're missing her greatly," Toby Tokes, Reagan's dad told 13abc. "[Friday} is a few hours we can think about everything good about her."

A year ago in February, the 21-year-old Ohio State student and Anthony Wayne graduate was killed as she left work.

But instead of focusing on the tragedy, they wanted to talk about her life and the happiness she brought to her friends and family.

"She was a bright light, she had personality and was kind and loving and generous," Lisa Tokes, Reagan's mom said.

On Saturday, a tennis tournament will be held at Shadow Valley. Sunday, a self defense class will take place at the Martial Arts Center at Fallen Timbers Mall.

All proceeds will benefit the Reagan Delaney Tokes Memorial Foundation. The foundation's web site includes a statement that "rather than get lost in the evil and darkness, which is what ultimately took Reagan from this life, her family decided to hold onto the light and create a lasting legacy to honor her kind, caring, vibrant energy." The memorial fund will allow the creation of multiple scholarships awarded annually to college students.

Reagan was killed last year. The trial of her accused killer began Monday in Columbus, Ohio.