It's been almost a year since Weston Rock passed away after a long battle against cancer, just weeks shy of his third birthday.
But the little boy who made an impression on folks across Franklin County is far from forgotten.
In fact, he continues to make a difference in the lives of others. Two drives are being held this season in his memory.
A pajama drive sponsored by Cub Scout Pack 13 is going on now through Dec. 15.
New pajamas (with tags still attached) sizes infant to adult size medium are being collected, especially button down and two-piece sets. "The reason for this is possible IVs and other medical cords," explained Pat Jansen, cubmaster.
Most in need is size 2T and smaller and adult small and medium.
Pajamas may be dropped off at Mrs. Gibble's Restaurant, Mikie's Ice Cream, the John Allison Public House, WRGG, Jan-Zell Wines, Fringe Salon and Flannery's Tavern on the Square.
Donations of books and pajamas may be made during the Franklin County Tip Off Tournament this weekend at Greencastle-Antrim High School.
After the scout pack sorts and bags all the PJs, they will be delivered to the Penn State Health Children's Hospital in Hershey.
"This is one way we as a pack can give back to a cause bigger than themselves," Jansen said. "This is a way the pack can also bring a little bit of comfort to a child and their family while they are in the hospital battling their medical situation."
In addition to the PJ drive, a book drive is also being held in Weston's memory.
Books are being collected for the Ronald McDonald cart, which is filled with gifts and snacks and is pushed through the halls of the children's hospital.
Books must be new and can be for any age range, infant through young adult.
"Collecting the pajamas and books to be enjoyed by children who are in the hospital is very meaningful to our family. We do this in memory of our Weston. It's very comforting for our family to be a part of something in his memory, especially over the holidays when we really miss making memories with Weston," said Rebecca Rock, Weston's mother. "We continue to be so thankful for the love and support that has been show to our family from this community."
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