LEWISTON — City schools Superintendent Bill Webster announced Monday that a memorial honoring Jayden Cho-Sargent will be unveiled at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25.

Jayden’s Place Memorial Garden will be part of Sunnyside Park, 132 Winter St.

Cho-Sargent, 13, was struck and killed on his way to school at the intersection of Main and Frye streets in November 2016.

Since his death, there has been a large outpouring of public condolence. A GoFundMe page has raised over $11,000 toward a funeral, burial and the memorial garden. 

The telephone pole at Frye and Main streets served as a temporary memorial for him, with stuffed animals, toys and letters attached. City officials and family members decided in March that the memorial would need to be taken down and moved, because it’s a civil violation to attach objects to a utility pole. 

The Lewiston Rocks Facebook page held discussions on what to do with the memorial, and the decision was made to have a permanent memorial in Sunnyside Park.

Kellie Foley, Cho-Sargent’s mother, said her son and his brothers “loved to play at (Sunnyside) park.”

According to Webster, the memorial garden will be a “permanent memorial to his memory.”

Jayden Cho-Sargent

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