It wasn’t long ago that the Mt. Vernon community lost a dear Mt. Comfort Elementary student, Matthew Clegg, at the age of seven. Matthew passed away suddenly in May, 2016, but the community is keeping his spirit alive with a new playground at the McCordsville United Methodist Church, where his family attends. Please mark your calendars to attend a fundraising dinner on February 10 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the McCordsville United Methodist Church All proceeds from this dinner will help fund the new playground built as a tribute to Matthew Clegg.
Matthew’s family and the church hope to raise $20,000 to cover the cost of equipment and installation. For those wanting to donate to the cause but aren’t able to come to the dinner, checks can be mailed to the church with “Playground Fund” in the memo line. (McCordsville United Methodist Church, 6247 West Broadway, P.O. Box 188, McCordsville, IN 46055.) Donations can also be made through their online giving page listed below, again with a note added for “Playground Fund.” A sign at the playground will recognize donations of $100 or more. https://www.mccordsvilleumc.org/matthews-playground/
A dedication to Matthew will be held at the playground on June 7, 2018, which would have been his 10th birthday. Matthew loved Star Wars, Legos, video games, and life. He was a straight-A student at Mt. Comfort Elementary School and enjoyed being outdoors. The church is hoping this playground will give others the chance to experience something he enjoyed and keep his memory alive.
The Clegg family and the church are hoping for a great attendance at the February 10 dinner; all are welcome to come and they would appreciate the community sharing this information. The dinner will consist of beef and noodles, side dishes, a salad bar, and desserts. There is no set cost for the dinner is a free-will offering. A flyer about the event is linked HERE.
Come and support the Clegg family on February 10 as they raise funds for a playground in Matthew’s memory. The community can stay up-to-date on additional playground fundraisers by following the McCordsville United Methodist Church’s Facebook page.