Jeremy Stevens memorial Easter egg hunt raises money for scholarships

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL)- Dozen of people gathered in Johnson City Saturday for an Easter egg hunt to honor the life of a fallen community member.

The hunt started at 4:00 p.m., and donations will go towards the Jeremy Stevens Scholarship Fund.

Stevens lost his life in a motor scooter accident in September 2015. He was well known in the community for his 17 years of service at the Carver Recreation Center.

Those who knew Stevens said he loved basketball, so each year, one male basketball player and one female basketball player from each high school will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Salon Allure in downtown Johnson City also is collecting donations for the scholarship fund.

Steven’s cousin, Bryant Mathes said Stevens loved his community, and this is the salons way of remembering him while giving back.

“It reunites the community, and brings us all close together and back as a family,” said Mathes.

If you would like to make a donation, you can contact Carver Recreation Center at 423-747-1425.

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