PRESS RELEASE FROM OAKLEY EMEMENTARY PTO:
The Asheville community along with the Oakley Elementary PTO would like to honor the lives of Alexander Bautista Gomez and his sister Milena Maria Alejandro Gomez by commissioning and installing a beautiful, handmade bench on the Oakley Elementary playground.
Alex and Milena both died in a tragic accident while crossing Fairview Road in December 2016. Before the accident, they could be found playing on the playground at Oakley Elementary most days after school where they made a lot of friends over the years. We would like to remember them with a thoughtfully made, beautiful piece of art to reflect the impact they have had on so many of us.
The funds raised from a pancake breakfast on Saturday, April 22, at Fellowship Asheville on Fairview Road will pay for this memorial. Our goal is $1500. Local artists, Chuck Young and Andy Cooper have come up with a beautiful design, and it will be built in May, to be installed in June.
Come to Fellowship Asheville and enjoy pancakes, sausage and drinks to support this memorial for Alex and Milena.
WHO: In memory of Alexander Bautista Gomez and his sister Milena Maria Alejandro Gomez
WHAT: Pancake Breakfast (includes pancakes, sausage and drinks)
WHEN: Saturday, April 22, 8-10 a.m.
WHERE: Fellowship Asheville, 756 Fairview Road (across the street from Oakley Elementary)
WHY: To raise money to purchast the Alex and Milena Memorial Bench
HOW MUCH: $5 per person
If you would like to volunteer, email OakleyPTO@gmail.com or call Kristin at 828-243-3033. If you would like to donate, but can’t make it to the pancake breakfast, you may drop off donations at the Oakley Elementary office. Please tell your friends.
Before you comment
The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.