The McKinnon Memorial Garden, created in loving memory of Patrick and Logan (two Lower School students who were tragically lost to us in early spring) was dedicated on Thursday, August 18 in a small, private, ceremony. It was attended by the boys parents, Lindsay and Tom, and their godparents and grandmother. Headmaster Chris Proctor lead a small contingent of the North Cross community. The event was followed by a reception at the Proctor’s home to thank the many individuals who had made donations to the McKinnon Memorial Fund. The reception was planned by Ellie Proctor and BJ Preas, who was the spiritual and financial force that made all of this possible.
Many hands were involved in the creation of this memorial. Phillip Lackey and Mark Schultz, of S & L Masonry, lead the design process. They did the brick work and installation of the statue and fountain. Tim Phelps of Ground Up Landscaping did all the beautiful planting. Alfred Nelms, a devoted friend of BJ’s, made innumerable contributions to the project. While these were the principals, there were many more who made contributions large and small. This memorial was truly a collective effort of love and reaffirmed the strength and compassion of the North Cross community.
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