By Morgan Bryce
Families and children alike are invited to attend a celebration of the life of Taylor Thornton Aug. 24 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the 1625 East Glenn Ave. location of SnoBiz in Auburn.
“A Fun Day for Taylor” is being organized by Churmell Mitchell of A Father’s Voice Matters with assistance from Dad’s League Director Antione Harvis. Taylor, 10, was one of four children who passed away during the March 3 tornadoes that hit Lee County.
After organizing a successful carwash for Taylor’s friend Kayla Grimes to help cover her medical expenses, Mitchell said he knew wanted to find a way to help Taylor’s family next.
“In addition to helping the family, we’re just trying to provide some hope, create some smiles and show some love to the family as they continue to go through this process,” Mitchell said.
The first 100 people at the event will receive free snowcones. There will also be facepainting, photo opportunities through GameChanger Photography with Mickey and Minnie Mouse and other characters from Party Plus Rentals as well as fellowship. During the event, Mitchell added that he will present Taylor’s family with tickets to a University of Alabama football game, which were donated by the school after officials learned that “she was a huge fan of the Crimson Tide.”
Donations will be accepted during the event. For more information or updates, like and follow A Father’s Voice Matters or Dad’s League’s Facebook pages.