Cox Monett Fitness Center spinning instructors will host the first Jenny Garner Student Memorial Bike Ride, slated for 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the new Monett YMCA facility, located on Highway 37 south of Monett.
"Jenny was a part of spinning classes at Cox Monett for many years," said Lauren Holland, Cox Monett community wellness educator. "It was hard to find Jenny without a smile on her face, even when she was working out. We want to celebrate her life and what better way than doing a ride?"
Donations should be made out to the Jenny Garner Student Memorial Fund. Participants are welcome to stay for the entire ride or leave as needed. Participants should bring their own snacks and drinks.
Jenny Garner, a senior at Pierce City High School, died in January 2012.
Architects have envisioned a small garden area with a pink dogwood or ornamental maple. The area would include seating for students waiting to be picked up after school activities or those who want a quiet moment of reflection.