Sending love to Sonny
PHEBA – Each white balloon released against a clear, blue sky sent a message of love to heaven as students, faculty, friends and family members of the late Sonny Andrew Quinones held a memorial for him at Hebron Christian School May 8.
Quinones, 11, was third grade student at HCS when he died in an accident at home March 20. The school wanted to do something in his honor and sold T-shirts to raise funds.
“We were going to give the money to his grandparents but they wanted it to go back to the school for playground equipment,” said Terry Eaton who has children at the school. “He loved to climb so we are looking for some kind of playground equipment the children can climb on.”
The student body met on the playground for a balloon release with Bro. Andy Parrish saying a few words about Quinones.
“We miss him telling jokes,” Parrish said. “We miss his magic tricks. I wish I could do magic tricks like Sonny. We miss his hugs. I wish we could have another hug from him but we can’t. These balloons tell God we miss Sonny.”
Parrish led a prayer and read a poem prior to releasing the balloons.
Headmaster John Harper said Quinones is missed at the school.
“He was a good little rascal,” Harper said. “He was all boy, he loved to climb. The kids really opened up their hearts for him.”
Quinones’ grandmother, Patricia Skelton of West Point, attended the ceremony and said it was a special day for Sonny’s family.
“It really touched me,” Skelton said.
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