Over the past few years, several youth in the Lynchburg area have tragically passed away too soon. These youth were friends, siblings, and loved ones. I am partnering with the James River Association and Lynchburg Parks and Recreation to create a youth memorial trail on Percival's Island. With the money you donate, we hope to place five benches with signs indicating the trail will be a place of reverence and contemplation. When my friend, Avonlea Wilmer, passed away in 2015, I wanted a place where I could think about her and remember the influential life that she led. This trail will be a sanctuary of contemplation and open to the public so everyone can have a place to remember those who have passed away too soon. To make this service project possible, we are hoping to raise the funds by June 1 and every little bit will help!