Community garden to be dedicated to Rhys

A COMMUNITY garden  is to be dedicated to the memory of teenage drowning victim Rhys Jack.

It is just over two weeks since Rhys drowned while swimming at Strabane quarry. Since the tragedy, friends have been considering a fitting memorial to the 17-year-old.

Following discussions with local community workers, it has been decided that a plaque and park bench be dedicated to the popular young man at Carlton Drive. Meanwhile a community garden will also be named in his memory.

The move is part of wider plans being looked at by friends of Rhys still coming to terms with his untimely passing. Also under consideration is a special memorial concert to mark the teenager’s birthday in August. It is hoped that will become an annual get-together in the years ahead.

Working with the young people are community workers Jeff Barr and Andy Gallagher.


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