Madison County lost three boys earlier this year in tragic accidents. And parents and family members naturally feel the worst kind of hurt.
But Madison County’s community worked to do something nice in the kids’ memory at the recreation park this year, something that would provide a little comfort to loved ones, while also giving kids a special place to play.
On Sept. 24, a new “wall ball” facility was unveiled in honor of the late Tyler Moon, a Madison County eighth grader who died in April in a lawnmower accident. The wall includes the image of Moon in stone high above the court. “A leader to many, an inspiration to all,” the marker reads.
Two stone benches were placed on the outside of the court in memory of Comer Elementary School student Samuel Hart and Ila Elementary School student Evan Escoe, 10-year-old friends who died in an accident on Hwy. 441 in Clarke County in June. Those benches will soon have their images engraved on them.