Bench dedication offers the community an opportunity to remember and reflect

Numerous FFA members and Jillian Young's family friends gathered for a bench dedication in her memory on Sunday. Elsberry FFA member Paige Parker dedicated the special bench that she had made as her Girl Scout Gold Award Project.

Numerous FFA members and Jillian Young’s family friends gathered for a bench dedication in her memory on Sunday. Elsberry FFA member Paige Parker dedicated the special bench that she had made as her Girl Scout Gold Award Project.

Friends, family and others in the community gathered on Feb. 23 to remember Jillian Young, an Elsberry student whose life was tragically cut short in a car accident in March of 2013.

The event was held at Elsberry High School in front of the special tree that was planted there last year in Young’s memory.

During the ceremony, Elsberry student Paige Parker dedicated a special bench that she had made as her Girl Scout Gold Award Project.

“I hope when people look at the bench they remember Jill and how she lived her life to the fullest with a smile on her face every day,” said Parker.
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Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 12:51 pm