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Record Number: 8511
Displayed from: Feb 16, 2012 , until: Apr 30, 2012
Holland Elementary School is making plans for a memorial to honor Aliahna Lemmon, who was tragically killed shortly before Christmas. Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 21, the school will be collecting money for the memorial. The school is encouraging students and staff to bring in $1 each or whatever they might be able to share. With each donation students will receive a small memorial picture and poem. The money raised will be used to purchase two trees to be planted in Aliahna's memory. One will be planted in the school's outdoor lab, near the classroom where Aliahna studied; the other will be planted near the front of the school. A portrait of Aliahna and an art project she created will hang as a memorial inside the school. In addition, a donation will be made to Riley Children's Foundation in memory of Aliahna. The trees will be planted in spring, at which time a dedication ceremony will be held to honor Aliahna. All students who made a donation will receive a small bottle of bubbles for the ceremony. Anyone interested can send donations to: Holland Elementary School, Aliahna Memorial Fund, 7000 Red Haw Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46807.

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