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Celebration Of Austin Kids' Lives

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The Austin children were remembered on Thursday during a celebration of life ceremony at the Kamiakin High School Gym. The Austin children were remembered on Thursday during a celebration of life ceremony at the Kamiakin High School Gym.

KENNEWICK, WA - The Austin children were remembered on Thursday during a celebration of life ceremony at the Kamiakin High School Gym. 

The family decided they wanted it to be a reflection on the happy moments everyone shared with their kids. 

As guests walked in pamphlets were passed out that highlighted the children's lives in the way the family wanted to remember them. They also included a pop out sheet where people could write their favorite stories of the kids. The family explained they wanted to collect memories. 

Over the past couple weeks the Austin's were remembered in very visual ways as well. Friends created a beautiful painting of Kate's name on the rock at Kamiakin High School. 

Also, many members of the community gathered for a balloon release last Wednesday at Lawrence Scott Park. 

At the ceremony there was a Boy Scout troop with one less scout and softball teams down a player with a mean fastball. It was clear that the Austin children left an impact on their community. 

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