Drew Smith Walking Track
Dedicated in loving memory of Andrew "Drew" Smith
2014 - 2021
The dedication of a brand new walking path in honor of former student, Andrew "Drew" Smith, took place on October 6, 2022 at Loon Lake Elementary. The event was attended by all students and staff, as well as Drew’s family and friends who came from near and far to honor him. There were many kind words, bubbles, a ribbon cutting, singing, walking and most wore “blue for Drew.”
Drew’s parents knew that Loon Lake Elementary was looking to build a walking track and they approached principal Abbie Kidder with the idea of fundraising for it to memorialize him. Their family, friends and employers raised the majority of the funds for the track with the remainder donated by the PTA.
“Drew was a special boy, unfortunately taken from us way too soon,” said Drew’s father, Ryan Smith. “Just being here on this track that was put in place and dedicated to Drew is a fantastic part of my life and my wife’s life.”
“It’s indescribable to see what our community did in his honor and just to see what he brought about for our school,” add Kidder.