Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Wristbands Honor Local Teacher's Memory

(Crossposted from Edgy Mama)

One of the projects that has been occupying a lot of my time lately is raising funds for a new playground for my daughter's school, Isaac Dickson Elementary School. The playground will provide a fun and age-appropriate outdoor space for our youngest students (K-2). It also will memorialize a beloved Kindergarten teacher who died in November 2005.

Seth Olson was only 22 when he died in his sleep. He had just started teaching Kindergarten at the school where his mother has taught K-2 students for many years. He was a remarkable and gifted young man, and his death has been a huge blow to the school and community.

One of my brilliant friends and fellow parents came up with the idea to sell wristbands in memory of Seth and to raise friends and funds for the playground. We've sold close to 500 wristbands in two weeks and have another 1,000 available (both adult and child sizes).

The wristbands read "Travel your own road"--a life lesson that Seth had written in one of his journals. After his death, his family compiled Seth's Life Lessons and a copy accompanies each wristband.

The wristbands are $5 for adults, $2 for kids using their own money, and $30 for ten. If you'd like one, let me know. I've set up a Paypal account in the left-hand sidebar of my blog. Any donations or wristband purchases made on this blog will go to the Seth Olson Community Playground.

Local businesses selling the wristbands include: Sisters McMullen Bakeries, The Toy Box, Enviro-Depot, Asheville Pizza and Brewing, the JCC, State Farm on Merrimon, and Soce's Beauty Salon.

Thanks and big kisses. Edgy

1 comment:

anonyMoses said...

I wish you all great success on this thoughtful memorial.

-Dave