Park and Recreation
5841 Brookshire Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28216
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April 2, 2008
Charlotte, NC-- Our Children's Memorial Walkway invites anyone grieving loss of a loved one to come to a special spring memorial service April 25, 2009 at 1pm at Our Children's Memorial Walkway and Garden in Frazier Park, 1201 West 4th Street. Families who have lost a loved one of any age are invited to bring a lawn chair and attend.
Saundra Adams, who lost her daughter Cherica Adams to murder, will be the primary speaker.
Our Children’s Memorial Walkway has more than 1000 engraved bricks memorializing children of all ages, plus a beautiful garden with plants, flowers and statues of playing children. Families from 10 other states, Canada and England also have engraved bricks in the walkway Someone does not need to have an engraved brick to attend. This walkway and garden are place to come and remember loved one in a positive setting. .
Our Children’s Memorial Walkway presents three general services a year, one in spring, one in fall and one on 9-11. The walkway and garden are on property of Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department. The walkway was created in 2001 through a partnership among the parks department and several grief groups. Anyone may purchase an engraved brick to memorialize a departed loved one. The engraved bricks sell for $50-$100. You do not have to have an engraved brick to attend the service.
Our Children’s Memorial Walkway is a 501(c)(3) corporation and is now accepting donations for the upkeep of the garden. For more information or to order a memorial brick or to make a donation, check online at www.ocmw.org , call Ms. Jerry Mudge at 704 509-6603 (home) or 704 517-1696 (cell), or write to OCMW Inc., P..O. Box 44153, Charlotte, NC 28215.
This spring service generally draws about 200 people. In case of rain, this service will be moved to Phillip O. Berry Recreation Center, 440 Tuckaseegee Road.