CCLP/DAVID J. HARDIN - A balloon release was the final event at the birthday party and celebration of life for Connor Hedge on Saturday at House Creek Elementary School.

Hundreds turn out to celebrate the life of Connor Hedge

Cove Leader-Press
Connor Hedge was remembered on Saturday by hundreds, among them classmates, friends, teachers, community members and more as House Creek Elementary School along with Connor’s family hosted a birthday party and celebration of life for the five-year-old who passed away on July 10 after a nearly four-year battle with neuroblastoma.
House Creek Principal Larea Gamble was there, along with members of the House Creek staff who helped with the event.
“(Connor’s) parents didn’t want a traditional type memorial service,” Gamble said of the carnival-like atmosphere, complete with games, food, bubbles and sidewalk chalk, culminating with a slide show and balloon release.


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