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Thursday, October 1, 2015

beautiful memorial bench for trail

“Spend the afternoon. You can't take it with you,” wrote Pittsburgh native and Pulitzer prize-winning author Annie Dillard.
Now, Ligonier residents and visitors have been granted an additional way to do just that, with the dedication of the Maggie Elder memorial bench, located along the Ligonier Valley Trail.
The bench overlooks the soccer field and a neighboring barn — soccer and horses were two of Maggie's favorite things.
Elder passed away in 2012 at the age of 11 with Ewing's sarcoma, a form of cancer, but she also passed with an everlasting spirit of vibrancy and endurance, one that family, friends and a community will continue to channel.
The official dedication took place Sept. 9, amidst a lively youth soccer game and a welcomed slight fall of rain.

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