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“Always smiling.”  “One of a kind kid.”  “He never met anybody that didn’t like him.”  These are just a few of the things Ginny Donato used to describe Jimmy.   “I can still see him after football practice running down the hill with his hat on, smiling,  shorts, and camo work boots untied.  I told him he was the only person who could pull something like that off, those big heavy boots untied with shorts and running.  He was definitely a one of a kind kid.”  You could hear the smile in her voice as she spoke of him.

Jimmy Cameron was a 15 year old sophomore at Harrison Central when he passed away on September 4, 2011 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV, following a brief illness.  Track, FFA, football, hunting, fishing, friends & family, these are what he loved and enjoyed.

Ronna Orr, a fellow classmate and very close friend, said that some people will remember Jimmy from his participation in school activities, but some knew him in a different way.   She remembers the first time seeing him when they both started 7th grade.  “I remember looking over and seeing this kid that was over six foot tall, long hair, who looked big and scary.”  It didn’t take Ronna long to realize he wasn’t that scary, in fact he ended up being one of her best friends.  “The big teddy bear that every girl hopes to find in a friend that is a guy.  Jimmy was always there to give that hug when your day wasn’t going the way you wanted.”

Steve Keesey can remember once Jimmy received his drivers permit getting phone calls after football practice asking Steve to be the one to come pick him up even though arrangements had been made for Sandi to go get him.  Steve chuckled, “It didn’t take us long to figure out why.  I would let Jimmy practice his driving and we would drive around town pointing out where all of his friends and the ‘cute girls’ lived.”

Sunday, October 9th, friends and family will be remembering more stories like these of Jimmy during a Spaghetti Dinner Benefit  from 11 am – 7 pm at the Cadiz EMS building.  There is so much planned for the day.  T-shirts will be on sale for $10 each.  The back of the shirts will have between 75 and 100 business and individual sponsors.  50/50 tickets are going on sale this week and will be sold during the dinner.  To purchase tickets ahead of time, please contact Ginny (contact information listed below).  A Silent Auction will be taking place all day.  They have a wide array of items to auction, from a homemade blanket by Kathy Miser to a Hunting Jacket from Mattern Tire.  There will be numerous gift certificates as well including such things as (3) $50 certificates to MyLocalPCPro, golf passes to the Cadiz Country Club and 2 tons of limestone from Stidwell Stone.  Jim Yoss of The Ben Davenport Band will be performing an acoustic set starting around 1:30 pm.

Donations are still being accepted for desserts, pasta, Italian bread and volunteers.  Anyone wishing to help, please contact Ginny.

#68 Always Loved, NEVER Forgotten

Ginny Donato (740) 946-1306

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