PRLog - Sep. 3, 2014 - TRENTON, N.J. -- TRENTON - On Saturday, September 27 , the "Bye-Bye Summer," Ace Horton Memorial Festival will take place at South River Walk Park (Route 29 at 1 Thunder Road). This festival is to raise awareness and provide education about water safety and survival and to children and parents.
This memorial festival has been created in honor of 8-year old Uvihin "Ace" Horton. On Sunday, August 10, 2014 “Ace” went with his family to Cape Charles Beach, Virginia. During the trip "Ace" went swimming with his family and while in the water, the conditions became very tumultuous. "Ace" ultimately went under and drowned. His body was recovered two days later by police divers.
This summer the City of Trenton has had two additional incidents of children drowning, in addition to “Ace”. The goal of this event is to provide education and awareness, with the hope of preventing future causalities.
This outdoor event, "Bye-Bye Summer," at the South River Walk Park, and will take place from 12pm to 6pm and will have music, food vendors, live local entertainment, and children's activities. There is a suggested minimum donation of $5.00.
The event has been approved by Mayor Eric Jackson, and is underwritten with financial donations from the following individuals and companies – Freeholder Samuel T. Frisby, Mayor Doug Palmer, Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, City Council member Marge Caldwell-Wilson, and Investors Bank.
Proceeds from this event will go to the Ace Horton Water Safety Fund. The Ace Horton Water Safety Fund will be providing financial assistance to the YMCA of Trenton and the City of Trenton to organizations that will be providing water safety classes.
“We are proud to be partnering with the Ace Horton Water Safety Fund to provide education and awareness to children and adults about water safety in all water environments (ie: pools, canals, lakes and rivers). The YMCA of Trenton wants to help provide awareness and educational opportunities in hopes to prevent preventable deaths,” Samuel T. Frisby, CEO YMCA of Trenton.