Balloon send off for Chloe and Camille Binder

Friday, May 23, 2014
Photos by April Allen

Last Friday in the preschool class room of Chloe Binder honored her and her sister Camille, who were in a tragic train versus car accident Feb. 13. The two girls passed away shortly after. Students, family, and friends gathered to let go of purple balloons outside the preschool followed by dancing in honor of a song Chloe sang in school the first half of the year, Disney's Let it Go from the movie Frozen. Chloe's pre-school teacher, Tonja Meier, would always have to ask her to "let it go" a little bit quieter because she would sing it so loud. Tonja said, "She was always so happy. She was the sunshine of the classroom. On her first day here it was if she had been in the classroom for four years showing other kids where to hang their name tags. She was a very special little girl." At the school this was their way of saying goodbye as many tears fell down the cheeks of Chloe's classmates, her teachers, and her family.