The Machynlleth community has turned out to celebrate and remember April Jones on her sixth birthday.
Reverend Kathleen Rogers told ITV Cymru Wales: "April's parents want this to be a celebration of her birthday. She's not here with us - but it is a celebration."
April's mother Coral has adorned the Bryn-y-Gog estate with pink bows and banners - April's favourite colour - for her daughter's special day.
Tonight balloons will be released into the sky with messages for April - as our correspondent Carole Green reports.
More top news
A major series recalling the stories that made the headlines in Wales from the 1960s to the mid-2000s starts tonight on ITV Cymru Wales.
The forty year old has returned to her presenting role this week, after giving birth to her first child in January.
More than 14,500 emergency food supplies were handed out to local people by a foodbank in Cardiff last year.