With anniversary near, trees planted in honor of Charlie Brewer

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The message was clear Monday from Woodward-Granger High School sophomore Sawyer Genkinger, 15, who recently raised funds to plant two memorial trees in honor of Charlie Brewer of Bouton.


Woodward-Granger High School sophomore Sawyer Genkinger, 15, recently raised funds to plant two memorial trees in honor of Charlie Brewer of Bouton.

Tuesday, Nov. 16 will mark the first anniversary of the death of Charlie Brewer, the 7-year-old Bouton boy who was tragically killed in an accident in the parking lot of the Woodward-Granger High School.

In order to honor the memory of young Charlie, Woodward-Granger High School sophomore Sawyer Genkinger, 15, recently raised funds to plant two memorial trees, one on the W-G Elementary School grounds and another at the Brewer family home.

The trees were planted Monday.

Genkinger made his message clear by holding a sign that said, “You are loved,” next to the freshly planted tree at the Brewers’. He is also working on a plaque for the tree at the school, a task he hopes to complete by the springtime.

“He has an idea of what he wants, and it’ll take awhile for it to be created, if he can find someone to do what he is hoping for,” said Paula Genkinger, Sawyer’s mother. “So proud of my sweet boy and his huge heart!” said Paula.

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