The community is invited to attend a Groundbreaking Ceremony for Hana’s Garden on Sunday, August 6, at Seymour Lake Township Park in Oxford Township. The garden will serve as a public space to honor Hana and three other teens— Madisyn Baldwin, Tate Myre and Justin Shilling—who died in a November 2021 shooting at Oxford High School. Seymour Lake Township Park is located at 2795 Seymour Lake Road.
The day’s events start at 1 p.m. when vendors, donating a portion of their proceeds to the Hana St. Juliana Fund, will be selling their wares from the park’s Farmers Market Pavilion. Those vendors participating include Kai Kreations, Joy Unique Gifts, Ke Ke’s Cupcakery, Hana Memorial Wear, Lolo & Button’s Cotton Candy, Nature & Nurture Chocolates, Papa’s Kitchen—Salad Dressing Company, Earring Boutique, CJ’s Honey and Wee Bean Coffee Truck. Many are regular vendors at the Davis Family Farmers Market held at the same location on Saturdays. At 2 p.m. a Groundbreaking Ceremony will take place at the site of Hana’s Garden.
The garden will represent the first project of the Hana St. Juliana Memorial Fund, held and administered by Four County Community Foundation. The fund’s intent is to remember and celebrate the lives of the Oxford High School shooting victims and support initiatives that can prevent a similar tragedy in the future. Donations to the fund will be directed towards immediate projects, including the garden. Once those initial projects are completed, any remaining funds will go into an endowment for the purpose of maintaining the garden and facilitating healing and prevention programs.
Donations can be made to the Hana St. Juliana Memorial Fund via PayPal at https://bit.ly/3JxIj7D.
Checks can also be sent to Four County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 539 Almont, MI 48003. (Tax ID: 38-2736601)
For more information about the Hana St. Juliana Memorial Fund, call (810) 798-0909 or contact the foundation’s Executive Director Kathy Dickens at email@example.com.
More information about the garden, including renderings, can be found at https://hanamemorialfund.com/.