LaManno garden dedicated in honor of Village Shalom shooting victim

The Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired in Kansas City dedicated the Teresa R. LaManno Memorial Stroll Garden on Monday in honor of Teresa LaManno, who was shot to death April 13, 2014 outside Village Shalom in Overland Park.

LaManno was an occupational therapist at CCVI. The garden is inside the year-old Sensory Garden, which was built by KC Streetcar Constructors adjacent to the center. The stroll garden dedicated to LaManno is a tactile path for the visually impaired children at the center.

In 2014, LaManno’s family began a scholarship fund for students at CCVI.

In appreciation, CCVI dedicated and named the path for Teresa LaManno.

Liam “Buddy” Morstorf, 4, and Aiden Degnan, 5, both students at CCVI, also received this year’s Teresa R. LaManno Scholarships at the event.

F. Glenn Miller was convicted and sentenced to death in the shooting of LaManno and two others the same day at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park.