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Evans daycare to honor drowning victim

Posted: November 17, 2011 - 11:02am  |  Updated: November 17, 2011 - 12:32pm
Jayden Alyssa Kerns, 4, of Evans, died Nov. 3 after falling into the family swimming pool. The public is invited to attend a 3 p.m. memorial service at A Child's World daycare center on Hardy-McManus Road, where Jayden's classmates will release balloons in her honor.   Hand out
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Jayden Alyssa Kerns, 4, of Evans, died Nov. 3 after falling into the family swimming pool. The public is invited to attend a 3 p.m. memorial service at A Child's World daycare center on Hardy-McManus Road, where Jayden's classmates will release balloons in her honor.

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Pupils at A Child’s World daycare center will honor a 4-year-old classmate who recently drowned by releasing balloons for her this afternoon.
Jayden Alyssa Kerns, 4, died Nov. 3 after falling into her family’s swimming pool at their home on Rutledge Way in Evans.
The public is invited to attend the 3 p.m. memorial service held at A Child’s World at 4689 Hardy-McManus Road in Evans.
“All of the children are going to be doing it (releasing balloons),” said daycare director Sara Simmons. “We created a rock garden in Jayden’s honor that we’re going to dedicate for her also.”
Several area pastors will be attending the service as well as a worship leader to sing. Candles will be available for adults to hold.
Jayden’s tragic death hits home for many parents and staff at the center. Losing her affected many of her classmates.
“Just the thought of it makes any parent feel nauseated,” Simmons said. “It’s hard for the parents. It’s been hard for us, because we’ve had to sort of coach these children through it. She’s their friend.”

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