The public is invited to the 6th Annual Cherish the Child Walk and Service of Remembrance, sponsored by Abels and French-Hand Funeral Homes of Grundy and Hardin Counties. The event is for those who have lost a child at any age, from prior to birth to adulthood. All family members and friends affected by the loss are welcome.

Cherish the Child will be held Wednesday, May 13th, at the Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School, 600 Blackhawk St., Reinbeck. Check-in begins at 5:30 PM, with the walk beginning at 6:20 PM. This year’s speakers are Ed Ohrt, Justina (Mercer) Brant, and Jennifer Ambrose of the Sing Me to Heaven Foundation of La Porte City. The Sing Me to Heaven Foundation was established to assist grieving families in Iowa with funeral expenses. Special Music will be provided by the Senior Class members of the Gladbrook-Reinbeck Chorus.

Pre-registration by May 10th is strongly encouraged. To register or for more information, contact Susan Keller at 319.345.2238 or email