Northeast Times

Celebrate Tacony history this weekend

The His­tor­ic­al So­ci­ety of Ta­cony will cel­eb­rate the 15th an­niversary of the Christa Lewis Me­mori­al Ar­bor­etum this Sat­urday at 1 p.m.

The ar­bor­etum, at Key­stone and Dis­ston streets, was cre­ated in memory of Christa Lewis, a 16-year-old St. Hubert High School hon­or stu­dent stabbed to death at a car­ni­val at Russo Park in 1996.

A 17-year-old Ab­ra­ham Lin­coln High School stu­dent named Deidre Frazer was con­victed of third-de­gree murder and sen­tenced to 10 to 20 years in pris­on.

The pub­lic is in­vited to the ce­re­mony, which will fea­ture the un­veil­ing of new trees, plant­ings and stone me­mori­als. There will be guest speak­ers and hymns. ••

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