Mayor Michael J. McGlynn today announced that the City of Medford has reached its goal of $1.128 million to construct the Krystle Campbell Peace Garden.
“The Krystle Campbell Peace Garden will honor the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings- Medford native Krystle Campbell, Lingzi Lu, Martin Richard and Officer Sean Collier- as well as all the survivors injured during the bombings. The Krystle Campbell Peace Garden will be a peaceful and passive park for all to reflect, relax and to enjoy,” said Mayor McGlynn.
On Thursday, March 12th the Campbell Family will be hosting a fundraising reception to raise additional funds to establish a maintenance account. Anyone interested in supporting the Krystle Campbell Peace Garden are welcome to join with them on March 12th at 200 Rivers Edge Drive in Medford from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Hors D’oeuvres, beverages and entertainment will be provided. The first 200 donors will receive a complimentary autographed copy of Boston Irish by award-winning photojournalist Bill Brett. Donations: $50 per person/$500 per table of ten. Sponsorships are also available: Gold $2500, Silver $2000, Bronze $1000.
For those interested in donating, you may do so online at www.medford.org or mail your check to City of Medford Memorial Fund for Krystle Campbell Peace Garden, P.O. Box 87, Medford, MA 02155.
Any questions can be directed toward Lisa Evangelista in Mayor McGlynn’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (781) 393-2409.