Allison Hartnett, director of Shiloh UCC Early Learning Center received the Rutter’s Donation today to complete their playground in honor of two students who passed away.
Our 12th annual charity golf outing raised over $115,000 to benefit local children!
One of those recipients is Shiloh UCC Early Learning Center.
We read this local news story the day of the golf outing and it touched our hearts…
“A tiny, plush cow has become a purse staple for Wendy Nell.
Her 5-year-old son, Jacob, had been playing in the family’s Washington Township barn when a tractor tire fell on his little body in May 2013.
As he was being flown to York Hospital, Wendy Nell ran back into the house to grab a toy of comfort.
On his bed was “Moo,” plush cow from Rutter’s he had gotten on a field trip to the dairy farm. Moo was flat on his back with the blankets pulled up close, as if Jacob had tucked him in when he made his bed that morning.
Wendy Nell grabbed the cow and rushed to be with her son.
He was later pronounced dead at York Hospital.
Moo has never left Wendy Nell’s side. She carries him with her each day, sometimes handing him off to 3-year-old Tyler, who asks for his brother’s favorite toy.
For a while, it seemed like the grief was for her and husband James alone to bear, Wendy Nell said.
But the family found a supportive community through their son’s school.” ~ Courtesy of YDR
The York County school is planning to build a playground in honor of two young students, who died within a year of each other.
The playground will honor Ryan Arnold and Jacob Nell. 5-year-old Ryan died of an inoperable brain tumor in 2012, after a battle with cancer & 5-year-old Jacob was killed in a farm accident when a tire fell on him, while playing in his family’s barn.
Groundbreaking begins July 21st we can’t wait to see the finished product!