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Children's garden to be named after boy killed by falling limb

Stuffed animals, toys and a sign lie in the area that will soon be named in honor of Jacoby Latta. Stuffed animals, toys and a sign lie in the area that will soon be named in honor of Jacoby Latta.
Jacoby Latta (Source: Stuart Latta Facebook) Jacoby Latta (Source: Stuart Latta Facebook)
IRMO, SC (WIS) -

A children's garden at Irmo Community Park will be named in honor of 3-year-old Jacoby Latta.

Latta died Saturday after being hit in the head by a falling tree limb.

The park reopened to the public Wednesday, after crews spent days checking trees to make sure they were not a danger to visitors.

"Some trees were taken down. Some limbs were removed," said Irmo Mayor Hardy King.

The children's garden was in the works before the accident, but town officials thought it would be a nice way to honor the little boy.

"We'll wait until they're ready to do a little dedication ceremony and a grand opening type event," said Hardy. "She told me that Jacoby loved the outdoors and love playing. That's why we're going to do the children's garden in his honor."

Parents who were with their children at the park Thursday told WIS they were a little worried to be at the park.

"First couple of days they're going to be looking above, they're going to be praying, they're going to be thinking, and all those things are good things," said King.

The children's garden should be complete in two to three weeks.

Latta's life will be celebrated on Friday at the Columbia Church of Christ in West Columbia. His parents have asked that those who attend the noon funeral wear 'Avengers' clothing if at all possible. They want the service to be a happy one.

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