PARA TO HONOR HUGHES WITH DEDICATION OF MEMORIAL BENCH AND TREE

PARA TO HONOR HUGHES WITH DEDICATION OF MEMORIAL BENCH AND TREE

Tuscaloosa County Park & Recreation Authority will honor the memory of Connie Jeanette Hughes with the dedication of a memorial park bench and tree. A brief ceremony will be held on June 4 at noon in Kaulton Park located at 2929 Pine Street. The event is free and open to the public.

 

Hughes was a 16 year old student at Westlawn Middle School in December 1997 at the time of the tragic accident, according to her family. She was accidentally struck by a City bus near the Park. PARA installed a Memorial Bench and dogwood tree as selected by the family.

 

“The community came to us and this is a fitting memorial in a neighborhood Park,” said Gary Minor, executive director. “We appreciate the family letting us provide this to honor in memory of Connie Jeanette Hughes.”

 

The Hughes family, elected officials and other officials are expected to be in attendance.