As you know, we lost one of our own two years ago this week. His name was Justin Bloxom and the mention of his name still brings tears to our eyes. His mother, Amy, worked with us for a long time, and to this day, I don't know how she or their family have survived such a horrific event. With that in mind, we'd like to celebrate Justin instead of reliving the tragedy. This Friday, March 30th is the two year anniversary of his death and Justin WILL be celebrated with the dedication of the Justin M. Bloxom Memorial Garden at 10am at North DeSoto Middle School. It's a bittersweet time, but please, join us in celebrating Justin.

12-year-old Justin Bloxom was murdered March 30, 2010 after being lured away from a friend’s home by text messages he thought were from a girl.  But those messages were actually from  convicted sexual predator Brian Horn who was posing as a girl.

Horn is awaiting trial for first-degree murder.  Donations helped to create the garden that will serve as an outdoor classroom and a place of reflection. Scott Crane designed the site, and Tina Pickett, owner of The Gardens of Louisiana, headed up the project.