It has become an annual tradition for so many across the Riverina – a celebration of a life cut short, made all the more poignant now her killer has been sentenced to life without parole.
Stephanie Scott’s mother Merilyn has invited the community to have a cup of tea and a chocolate biscuit to celebrate what would have been her daughter’s 28th birthday.
“We will be having a cup of tea and a Mint Slice biscuit at 3(pm), please join us,” Mrs Scott said.
Last year, Stephanie’s sister Kim remembered her younger sister and asked people to make a cup of tea at 3pm, the time she was born.
Hundreds of people snapped a photo of their afternoon cuppa, posting them to social media using #cuppaforsteph. Many were accompanied by heartfelt messages for the Scott family.