Dawn Hagan Byers

Our Kids Castle Matriarch, our Leader for so many years, our Mentor, our Friend Dawn Hagan Byers, 51 years old, passed at home surrounded by family on November 27th, following a courageous 4-year battle with ovarian cancer.

While Dawn herself would have told you that Kids Castle exists because of a community effort made up of volunteers, local businesses, caring donors, and the Township – if you asked any one of these people why Kids Castle exists, they would all tell you without hesitation that it is because of Dawn Byers.

Why? Because it is true!

Not only is it true that her unrelenting will and ability was the reason why Kids Castle was built back in 1996, Dawn is also the reason why Kids Castle has been successfully sustained as a precious gift to the community over the past 24-years.

Additionally, in 2012 not only did Dawn inspire us all to continue the legacy of Kids Castle by bringing us all together to save the castle itself from demolition and to rebuild the playground – she was also there doing the work.

While her absence creates a big void filled with sadness; in typical Dawn can-do fashion, she continues to help us all, now and for generations to come through her incredible great works at Kids Castle.

Thank you Dawn!