Avon Dedicates Superhero Bench

Avon city officials and family members of Cameren Dyas at last week’s bench dedication honoring the memory of their young superhero.

In loving remembrance of one of the community’s first official child Superheros, the City of Avon commissioned a park bench in memory of Cameren Dyas at last week’s council meeting.

Cameren was one the first participants in the community’s inaugural Superhero Day in 2017. Sadly, he passed away just one month later.

Remembering Cameren, who was just 16 years old, became the mission of Lion’s Club member Bob Hill, who fashioned the bench that will be placed at Every Child’s Playgrounds near the Avon Aquatic Center on Detroit Road.

The mission of the annual Superhero Day each year in Avon is to bring children who are going through difficult times for a day of fun and superhero excitement. The nonprofit group Superheroes to Kids in Ohio plays a huge role in bringing a generous assortment of superheroes to life to interact with the children in skits where the kids band to save Avon from bad guys.

Brian (Batman) Chulik and Josh Meeboer (Deadpool) joined with Mayor Jensen in assuring that Cameren will never be forgotten. Also on hand for the dedication were members of Cameren’s family.

“You have made a way to keep Cameren’s spirit alive in the beautiful city of Avon,” said Cameren’s aunt, Christine Daniels.

“We all love Cameren and he’s always had a very special place in our hearts,” said Meeboer, who became a personal friend to Cameren in the last months of his life.

“We would like to thank the City of Avon for making this happen for a young man that many of our group members were close to,” added Chiluk. “His memory will be perpetuated by this beautiful bench at the city’s amazing playground. The City of Avon worked tirelessly to make this happen with the assistance of a few of our members. Special thanks to Mr. Bob Hill for a design specially done to commemorate Cam (and his family) as REAL heroes!”

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