The plans for a West Memphis Three memorial makeover are truly a community effort. After seeing a picture of the memorial in the local paper, community members made the plans and set up a fundraiser for Weaver Elementary School, where the memorial is located.
The improvements come just before the 20th anniversary of the murders of 8-year-old Cub Scouts Michael Moore, Chris Byers and Steve Branch in West Memphis.
Plans for the memorial, formerly called the Weaver Reading Grove Memorial, include building a flower bed with 20 yellow rose bushes to commemorate the anniversary.
Other renovations to the memorial include repairing damaged benches, repainting the brown gazebo in brighter colors, repairing the gazebo roof to cover exposed nails and install permanent trash cans.
All of the renovations and landscaping will cost $2,800; so far donors contributed $545.
If you would like to make a donation in memory of the young West Memphis Three victims for the improvements of the Weaver Elementary Reading Grove Memorial, please send your donation to the school at the following address.
Weaver Elementary Reading Grove/Playground Fund
1280 East Barton Ave.
West Memphis, AR 72301