Mt. Vernon Community School Corp. will soon host an event to honor former student Matthew Clegg.
Clegg, 7, a second grader at Mt. Comfort Elementary, died suddenly May 22, 2016.
From 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10, the Fortville and McCordsville communities will gather for a fundraising dinner at McCordsville United Methodist Church, 6247 W. Broadway St. All proceeds from the dinner will help fund a new playground built as a tribute to Clegg.
Matthew’s family and the church hope to raise $20,000 to cover the cost of equipment and installation. A dedication will be held at the playground this summer, on June 7, , which would have been Clegg’s 10th birthday.
All are welcome at the dinner, which will consist of beef and noodles, side dishes, a salad bar and desserts. There is no set cost, as the meal is a free-will offering.
For those wanting to donate to the cause but are unable to attend the dinner, checks can be mailed to the church (6247 W. Broadwaym P.O. Box 188, McCordsville, IN 46055) with “Playground Fund” in the memo line. Donations can also be made through the church’s online giving page, again with a note added for “Playground Fund.” A sign at the playground will recognize donations of $100 or more. For more, visit mccordsvilleumc.org/matthews-playground.