BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) — It was a gesture for a family with a little girl in a five-year fight against cancer.
People in Booneville surprised 12-year-old Amber Peeks and her family Thursday by elaborately decorating the front of the home for Halloween.
She found out what they did when the family returned from a trip to Florida.
"My mom told me there was going to be a surprise, but I didn't know what to expect," said Peeks. "But now I know, and it's real pretty. I like it a lot."
The girls' softball team at Northeast Mississippi Community College also did some decorating. They took care of Amber's room.
"She's been an inspiration for this entire town," said Tami Berrios, a family friend.
Amber had asked Barrios to carve a pumpkin with a cross in it. Last year, Barrios carved a pumpkin with the logo of St. Jude Children's Hospital.
This year, Amber got what she wanted and more.
The effort by Barrios and others was appreciated by Amber's mother, Angelia Worley.
"There's so many wonderful people still in the world and community, and God is alive and here," said Worley.