We have made great progress on our park and are now planning the dedication ceremony. This will take place on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. at the park (3rd Street South & 9th Avenue South). Please join us for this wonderful event!!
Our Angel is complete and will most likely be arriving in Virginia before the end of the month.
The foundry, Metal Arts Foundry, is located in Lehi, Utah, 30 miles south of Salt Lake City. The foundry has placed pieces in Europe, and throughout the Americas - they are locally owned and operated. The foundry did not make the first four angels but have made every one since (107). You can visit their website at www.mtlarts.com
The Angel statue will be delivered to the Virginia City Hall where it will be on display until it is time for the Angel to be delivered to the completed park.
It's not too late to order a memorial tile - we have decided to extend the cutoff date until we reach our goal of 100 tiles or until June 15th, whichever comes first - shipping is free for an order of 100 tiles so we are hoping to avoid any shipping costs. PLEASE share this with anyone you know that might be interested in purchasing a memorial tile or if you want to purchase a tile in memory of your loved one - we all are someone's child, so let's pay tribute to all of them. This beautiful memorial tile will last a life time – custom engraved in memory of your loved one.
4” x 8” Personalized Tile (1 – 3 lines of inscription) = $200
8” x 8” Personalized Tile (1 – 6 lines of inscription) = $300
Replica Bricks for your own use, are also available with the purchase of a Personalized Tile.
Order forms are available at the following:
· Download from this website http://www.childrensmemorialparkmn.org/memorial-tiles.html
· Contact a committee member or call (218) 749-5642
Thank you for supporting the Angel of Hope Children’s Memorial Park.
To honor our children’s memories, memorial tiles will be placed on the memorial wall. The wall extends behind the Angel statue. The statue and surrounding area is intended to be a place of peace for all bereaved parents, grandparents, relatives and friends. You can purchase a memorial tile ...click here
December 11, 2011 – The Christmas Box movie will be shown at 5:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 303 South 9th Avenue, Virginia – following the movie there will be a candlelight service in conjunction with The Compassionate Friends 15th Worldwide Candle Lighting. More Information will be forthcoming.
Please join us for the: Annual "Children’s Memorial Park" Candlelight Vigil to honor the memory of children who have died, regardless of age or reason.
Date: Tuesday, December 6
We will gather at 6:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church at 303 South 9th Avenue, Virginia. Those in attendance that wish to go outside, will proceed to the dedicated park area as a group. We encourage you to dress warmly. Following a brief ceremony at the park, the candlelight service will take place inside the United Methodist Church chapel at 7:00 p.m. The chapel will be open for those in attendance not wanting to attend the outside service.
We have added Architectural Concepts in a New Photo Gallery. The Gallery is found on the "Gallery" Tab on the website Menu.
J.M. Autoservice in Eveleth, MN is supporting the Children's Memorial Park by donating funds raised from oil changes until December 31, 2011. Please see the Oil Change Tab on our website for details. Click here
BBQ Rib Cook-Off fundraiser for Children’s Memorial Park
VIRGINIA - A BBQ Rib Cook-Off fundraiser for Children’s Memorial Park will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, at 218 Chestnut Street in Virginia.
“We decided to work with the Children’s Memorial Park after going through a tragedy earlier this summer,” said 218 owner Carly Gobats. “Sue Tuomela reached out to us and gratefully guided us on how to cope with the loss of a very dear friend.”
Join us for the Ground Breaking of the Children’s Memorial Park, Wednesday August 31, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.
Third Street South & Ninth Avenue South, Virginia, Minnesota
South shore of Silver Lake – by the ball field & playground