The wall will be unveiled 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Evesham Library with a ceremony honoring Grimmie, a Marlton native. At the event, organizers will post “meaningful wishes” from attendees to the wall, noting that “all wishes posted during our event are eligible to come true.”
The Wishwall Foundation partnered with Girl Talk Marlton to dedicate the installation to Grimmie, who found success as a singer on YouTube and later as a contestant on NBC’s The Voice prior to her death. The 22-year-old was killed in June this year while signing autographs for fans after a show in Florida.
Organizers hope that the installation, a mural, will “represent a clear message of hope and peace against violence and hate in the world,” according to a release.
The Wishwall Foundation, meanwhile, installed their first physical wishwall last year in the Italian Market. Created as a permanent installation, that wishwall was installed in honor of Pope Francis' visit to the city last year.
Currently, the Wishwall Foundation is also planning to install wishwalls in Washington, DC and Milan, and at Fort Huachuca in Arizona in the New Year.