OOLITIC – On Wednesday, September 1, 2021, on what would have been Camden Moore’s eleventh birthday, classmates, his teacher Danielle Underwood, and his father were on hand to dedicate a bench in honor of him.
In addition, Town of Oolitic Clerk-Treasurer, Annette Norrick, and Oolitic Town Council members were all on hand and helped coordinate the project.
“Camden impacted a lot of lives,” said Kelli Terrell principal of Dollens Elementary School who also attended the event.
The bench itself was donated by an anonymous donor. Camden’s love of cross- country was a decision factor as to why a shoe had to be part of the feature. “It turned out beautiful with an impression of the shoe and wings incorporated into the design,” said Principal Terrell.
The bench was placed where the students who run cross-country and the students that run around and play on the playground can see it.
Two of Camden’s close friends came to the unveiling and pulled off the blankets to mark this special occasion.
Camden Moore was struck by a vehicle while riding a bike at the intersection of Vista Drive and Meadow Lane in Oolitic back in December of 2020.