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Students participate in a walk to remember

March 18, 2013

SNELLVILLE, GA — Shiloh Elementary School students raised money for Relay for Life in honor of their beloved custodian, Vickie Garmon, according to the Snellville Patch.

image courtesy of l. carter of the snellville patchGarmon, 57, passed away from cancer on February 16, just two weeks after receiving her diagnosis, the article stated.

According to the article, the Walk-a-Thon took place on Friday, during which each grade level walked laps around the field, receiving tallies for each lap they completed.

Garmon had worked for the school for over two decades, serving as the point person for the 2013 Relay for Life Walk-a-Thon before her cancer diagnosis, the article noted.

"I didn't really get it, until her passing, how huge her role was, not only to the kids and teachers, but to the whole Shiloh community. She touched so many lives in her 20 plus years here. She was a great mom, grandma, and did so much for our school outside of the custodial field," said Shiloh Elementary Principal Thomas Trippany during a remembrance ceremony on the school field.

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