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Cheerleading event honors Sioux Falls fire victims

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A cheerleading event in Sioux Falls over the weekend honored three children killed a house fire last month.

Alivia Coon, 6, and her siblings, Savannah Coon, 12, and 16-year-old Michael Hensley, died in the Dec. 22 blaze.

Some of the 2,000 cheerleaders who took part in the 12th annual Valentine's Classic and Alivia Coon Tribute on Sunday wore purple hair bows to remember Alivia, whose favorite color was purple.

She was a member of the Dakota Spirit cheerleading organization, which sold purple bows and key chains in memory of Alivia and her siblings. The money will be used to honor the children.

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