On Sunday November 29th a small red granite bench was installed at the Angel Memorial located at John Bator park. A dedication ceremony was held afterward.
Hundreds of local parents have mourned the losses of their children at the memorial in John Bator Park located on Williston Avenue. The monument is a replica of The Christmas Box Angel Memorial Monument in Salt Lake City, Utah, by sculptor Ortho Fairbanks. That statue was commissioned by Richard Paul Evans, author of the 1993 novel “The Christmas Box.” In the book, a woman mourns the death of her daughter at the base of a childlike angel statue.
Future plans for the park include replacement of the gazebo which has suffered some vandalism in recent years.