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Memorial Park dedicated in Homerville

June 10, 2004

Homerville - Children in Clinch County have a new place to play. "It started as the idea of a small playground and turned into a wonderful community project," said Elizabeth West.

A community project to remember 37-year-old Jim McLaine, his five-year-old daughter Macy, and a family friend, two-year-oldBrance Register. "We wanted to honor the children and also, our brother Jim was known in the community for loving children and he loved to be outside," said West.

The Macy Brance memorial park is the only park in town designed specifically for kids and families. "We have a walking track, the children's playground, we also have the picnic area, a gazebo, and we're building a pavilion on the other side," said West.

And the beautiful area you see today is the result of this community's hard work and generosity. "We raised about $30,000 and also had donations for things like concrete, lumber, and labor," said West.

The McLaine and Register families hope this park will bring healing to people in Homerville, after such a tragedy that effected the whole community. "I hope the children will come and play and always remember Macy and Brance," said Lori Register, Brance's Mother. "We can always feel like a part of them is still with us," said West.

And as families spend good times here for many years to come, their lives will always be remembered.

posted at 3:50 P.M. by ashley.harper@walb.com