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Children’s Park celebrates lives of loved ones lost

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Published October 25, 2015 Tyler Morning Telegraph: First Sergeant Russell Bell, of the 82nd Airborne Division, loved taking his wife Yolanda to the Children’s Park where his sister Regina is memorialized. When he was killed in action in Afghanistan in August 2012, he had requested friends and family donate to the Children’s Park or the […]

Children’s Park Breaks Ground on its Phase II ~ Tyler Morning Telegraph

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Published on Friday, 5 September 2014 23:15 – Written by Kelly Gooch, kgooch@tylerpaper.com… With the sun shining above them, attendees came together Friday afternoon for a groundbreaking ceremony that highlighted the history and future of The Children’s Park. Various speakers addressed audience members during the ceremony for Phase II of the proposed park expansion. Jennifer Carson, […]

Children’s Park Continues Fundraising Efforts

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Tyler Morning Telegraph by Casey Murphy Before starting the Children’s Park of Tyler, it was hard for Jennifer Carson to sell a candy bar. Asking people for large donations to fund the park, created in memory of her late son, was not her idea of fun. A man who gave her a large donation early […]

Children’s Park Honors Fathers

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Tyler Morning Telegraph by Kelly Gooch New opportunities are available to contribute to the proposed Children’s Park expansion project. Jennifer Carson, president of The Children’s Park of Tyler nonprofit, said one of those opportunities is in honor of Father’s Day. For a $100, $200 or $300 donation, she said a man’s name, whether it be […]

5th Annual Teddy Bear Picnic

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Tyler Morning Telegraph- Giggling children energetically raced around a local park Sunday afternoon, teddy bears in tow. The Children’s Park of Tyler held its fifth annual Teddy Bear Picnic on Sunday. The park, known for its large granite statue of two teddy bears playing, had an array of family-friendly activities, including face painting, story time, […]

11th Annual Day of Remembrance

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Tyler Morning Telegraph by Victor Texcucano October 26, 2013 More than 400 people gathered at the Children’s Park of Tyler to observe the 11th Annual Day of Remembrance, an event that serves to commemorate children who lost their lives. More than 110 children were represented during the solemn ceremony. Jennifer Carson, president of Children’s Park […]

ETX First Sergeant Honored Through Park Expansion

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) – Gage Bell is just 15 months old. He wears a red, white and blue ribbon with a photo of his father, First Sergeant Russell R. Bell, who was killed while serving his country in Afghanistan. First Sergeant Bell’s East Texas family cherishes the Children’s Park; a place that serves as a […]

10th Annual Day of Remembrance

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Holli Holleman of Tyler still misses the silly laughter and playful spirit of her son, Alex.The boy died in a 1996 car accident that spared the lives of Ms. Holleman, her husband and oldest son, Nick, now 23 and a United States Marine. Alex was 6 when he died and though many years have passed, […]

3rd Annual Teddy Bear Picnic

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) – Beautiful weather brought many East Texas families out to spend the day at the 3rd Annual Teddy Bear Picnic at The Children’s Park in Tyler. “We’re here to enjoy the beautiful day, the beautiful weather and to celebrate not only the life of our son Jackson, but also the other kids […]