Sophie and Madigan’s playground will honor Sophie, who was just six-years-old, and Madigan who was three. The girls tragically died back in January when the family’s house in Myersville caught fire. The Lillard family continues to grieve and in the process they say they’re learning to cope.
“The idea of the playground of the non-profit is kind of the positive piece we look towards. It's kind of a mixed bag. The reason we’re here is not good, but the support we get makes us feel good and makes us feel good about the memory of the girls, and that people want to help us,” said the girl’s father Jack Lillard.
This Friday is “Pink Friday,” and many of the businesses participating are in downtown
“It's so many people in this puzzle coming together. I didn't know them, I still really don't other than what I've been keeping up with and friends of friends who know them, but apparently they’re coffee customers of ours and the girls loved our hot chocolate. So we’re also going to honor them and make a hot chocolate special for them in their names,” said Serina Roy, owner of Dublin Roaster’s Coffee.
“It’s just another example of how the community rallies together for a local charity like ours, and it means a lot to us personally and Sophie and Madigan’s Playground,” said Lillard.
The Sophie and
Dancing Bear Toys and Gifts, Colonial Jewelers, I Made This! A Paint Your Own Pottery Studio, Aspire Women's Clothing Boutique, D'Accord Boutique, Brewer's Alley, and Firestone's Culinary Tavern are also donating some of
the sales from Friday November 22 to Sophie and Madigan’s Playground. The full list is available here.