Fundraiser held for teacher memorial


The clouds shaded the sun and served as a reminder about the damages left by last week’s historic flooding, but the weather didn’t dampen a special fundraiser held by the Loxley Volunteer Fire Department Saturday.

The event was held in memory of Martha Hinton, a retired Loxley Elementary School teacher.  Investigators say the 66 year-old Hinton was killed when her vehicle was struck by another driver as she was sitting in her parked car in a restaurant parking lot in Mobile four months ago.

Mobile Police arrested Maurice White who faces manslaughter charges in the incident.  According to Captain William Ervin of the Poarch Volunteer Fire Department, today’s fundraiser will help pay for a memorial rose garden in the late teacher’s honor.

“They are making a memorial rose garden at Loxley Elementary School in her name,” said Ervin in an email to FOX10News.  “She reached out and touched so many lives and we are hoping the memorial will touch so many others.”

Captain Ervin sent us these photos of the event which included children’s games and activities as well as a tour of a Life Flight helicopter.  Mrs. Hinton’s funeral was held at Loxley’s First Baptist Church three days after she lost her life in the car crash in west Mobile.

If you would like to donate to the Hinton Memorial Rose Garden, you can call the Loxley Fire Department at 251-964-5696.

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