Students to hold balloon release, Thursday

DAVISON — A balloon release in memory of four Davison Community Schools students who have died since March is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 3 at 5:45 p.m.

The event will be held at the Jack Abernathy Regional Park to allow social distancing and all in attendance have been asked to wear masks.

This is not an event sanctioned by the school district or any other governmental body.

According to Chrystal Parsell, mother of one of the DHS seniors organizing the event, the students decided to host this event because they think with COVID-19 shutting down school for a majority of the year they have not been given the chance to mourn those who have passed away as they normally who if attending school in a face-to-face setting.

She said the students have reached out to the families of those who have passed for permission to host the event and have received it from each family.

Parsell said the group will enforce social distancing guidelines with everyone involved acknowledging they must stay at minimum six feet apart and to wear masks.

The district recently announced counseling is available for students who are experiencing issues with their mental and emotional health after the deaths of four students; some caused by accidents and some by suicide.

Details: Email clparsell@gmail.com. G.G.