Eddie’s Firefly

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EDDIE'S FLYING FRIEND GETS A NAME 2ND ANNUAL KICKOFF TO SUMMER INCLUDES THE NAMING AND LIGHTING OF EDDIE'S FIREFLY!

After resting on Eddie’s finger for the past year, Eddie’s firefly is being given a proper name. On Saturday, June 1, 2024, EdVenture kicked off our 2nd annual summer celebration by lighting the firefly after giving him a new moniker. The 2024 summer theme, “Come EdVenture Together” emphasizes the meaning of community. When we come together to support one another, we all thrive. There’s no better example of that message than the story of what happened here at EdVenture with the naming of Eddie’s firefly…

 
Jasi Smith, a community member, submitted a very powerful name suggestion to EdVenture for Eddie’s firefly. She suggested we name it after James Muller, a fallen Irmo Fire District firefighter who lost his life in the line of duty while protecting members of our community from the perils of an apartment complex fire in May of 2023.
 
Jasi, who had never met or personally known the Muller family, was moved by James’ story and wanted to pay tribute and respect to honor him. EdVenture is pleased to unveil to our community that Eddie’s firefly will be named “J” in honor of James Muller. We hope this memorial not only commemorates James’ bravery, but also embodies the essence of our community, in which neighbors support and protect one another.