SARTELL - A symbol of peace, love and hope lit up the driveway of a Sartell home tonight (Wednesday).

Friends and community gathered outside the Bearson home to celebrate Tom Bearson's birthday and memory. Friends surprised Bearson's parents with a decorated a tree in honor of his birthday and memory.

The tree was decked out with lights and personal messages from friends and family.

Bearson's death is still under investigation. Moorhead Police say the investigation is “still very much active and open.”

Chrissy Gaetke, WJON
Chrissy Gaetke, WJON