Many children have already found a new piece of playground equipment next to the Lions Pavilion at Confluence Park in Delta. The spin-around toy was installed in August by the City of Delta Parks and Recreation Department.
Children whirl around as fast as their arms can pump while firmly anchored to the sturdy equipment.
On Tuesday, Oct. 23, a small group of friends and family of Venus Stratton gathered to formally dedicate the toy, which was purchased in her honor. Venus died during the summer of 2010 in a bicycle accident at the age of 12. Venus was known for her creative, joyful and generous spirit. The toy exemplifies her zest for life and for fun. The toy was purchased by the Families Plus memorial fund set up for Venus and with a donation from the Delta Lions Club under the leadership of Sheri Serve.
On hand for the dedication were Venus' grandfather, Garris Flebbe, who took a spin on the toy for Venus, Venus' Families Plus mentors, Ed and Cheryl Oeltjenbruns, and Venus' best friend of many years, Anna Fuller and her father, Charles Fuller, Carol Phelps of the Delta United Methodist Church (Venus' church), and Brenda Holland, Director of Families Plus.
The Families Plus organization continues to support and encourage Venus' grandparents, Kristi Hayward-Lake and Garris Flebbe, as it is the organization's tradition to stay with families despite what may come.blog comments powered by Disqus