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Our Garden of Angels was started originally at the place where the police discovered the body of Amy Robinson. I went to the place where Amy's body was found, and it was my thought that Amy should be remembered. It is due to the fact that I wanted her life to be remembered that I began the Garden of Angels.
One of the goals of the Garden of Angels is to keep the focus on the memory of the life of the person who was murdered. So often it is the perpetrator that is long recognized after the funeral and the victim in society is soon forgotten. I was not going to let that happen ever again to victims in our area. Our family members are going to be remembered.
Amy never liked to be alone, so the family of Vern Price put a cross for Vern next to Amy's. Also the family of Chad Houston put in a cross for him as well. The Garden of Angels then started to take on a life of its own. Others started to add their crosses. Soon we had 27 crosses in our garden.
Later, thanks to donations by several companies and individuals, the new Garden of Angels was built. A&A Construction gave us some land for this new garden. Now we have more than 125 crosses. Each cross has its own "story" because all of these crosses are erected in memory of murder victims that have left this world too soon. These crosses also represent a family that will remember their loved ones forever. The trees in the Garden of Angels signify survivors whose life actions focus on stopping other tragic events from reoccurring. It is the goal of the Garden of Angels to take the tragic and then formulate a little magic. We are about kindness, hope for tomorrow and helping others. How wonderful it is that no one need wait a single day to make the world a better tomorrow. Please help us stop abuse and violence.
Founder, Our Garden of Angels
To listen to the official theme song of Our Garden of Angels, " Sounds of Innosense," written, produced and performed by renowned saxophonist David Carr Jr.
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*** IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS OF OUR GARDEN OF ANGELS ***
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS DETERMINED THAT THE GARDEN CAN NOT CONTINUE TO OPERATE WITH THE MONETARY DEFICITS IT NOW FACES. WE ARE FORCED TO RE-INSTATE THE POLICY REQUIRING DUES TO BE PAID.
Effective Immediately dues of $5 a month/ $60 a year will be re-instated. This is necessary due to the cost of running the garden. Bills continue to add up -- electricity, water, property taxes, web fees, costs of maintaining the garden (supplies to clean the garden, weed control, etc.)
If you can not afford the dues an alternative is to volunteer your time and schedule to donate some time working at the garden - i.e. cleaning up, if you need this alternative call one of the board of directors to work our arrangements.
This is the gate we will be raffling off as a fundraiser for Our Garden of Angels, tickets will be a donation of $10 per ticket. The gate is 12 feet long by 5 feet high. We will have 2nd and 3rd place prizes of metal silhouettes. The gate will be at the garden anniversary on September 24th on Trinity Blvd at the Crime Victims event when it will be raffled off. You can contact me to get tickets, Larry 214-546-6507. You can also send checks or Money Orders for $10 per ticket to Our Garden of Angels 2134 Goerte Dr. Grand Prairie, TX 75051. We will send your tickets by return mail.
UPCOMING GARDEN EVENTS
Our Garden of Angels will honor murder victims on Saturday September 24th from 1 PM to 3 PM. We plan to have Karaoke with DJ Walter Herwig, lunch, our main speaker will be Darrell Massey one of our board members, family members will tell about their loved ones lost before their time. Our DJ is loved by the kids so bring the whole family and enjoy a day of fun. There will be a lot more going on. We will raffling off a large driveway gate donated by Massey Fence in Azle, TX @ $10 per ticket. See below for picture of the gate. We have plans to dedicate a memorial for the five police officers murdered in Dallas
National Remembrance of Murder Victims Day September 24th
Our Garden of Angels
2134 Goerte Drive
Grand Prairie, TX 75051
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MEMORIAL PARK FOR MURDER VICTIMS
Join our advisory committee at Our Garden of Angels. Be part of the process and give us your ideas on how to improve the garden. Pass your ideas to the Board of Directors so we can act on them. Join the Advisory Committee. You don't have to have a victim's cross at the garden to be on the committee, but you do need to be on the Advisory Committee to be nominated to be on the Board of Directors. Call Larry Maifeld 214-546-7507
We have a new member on our Board of Directors, Don Gieseke has been elected
to serve on the board, he will serve as the chaplain of the board.
ABOUT THE GARDEN
Please update your contact information. We don't have current contact information a lot of victims families. Signs have been placed at the garden with information on who to contact to update your information. To update your information from this site - see the contact page for phone numbers, email addresses, or call Larry Maifeld 972-263-1201 or 214-546-7507. You can also send information to our office at: Our Garden of Angels, 2134 Goerte Dr, Grand Prairie, TX 75051
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