Lynn Purser, a special needs teacher at Oak Mountain Elementary teacher who lost her long battle with breast cancer last September, was honored at a special ceremony held October 28. Several of Purser’s family members and co-workers attended the special ceremony to dedicate a special needs swing and two benches for the OMES playground in her honor. Many were holding pink balloons, which were released after a moment of silence to honor her memory. The swing and benches were purchased with money donated to the school in Purser’s honor following her death last year. According to Principal Debby Horton, the faculty of the school selected the special needs swing and the benches as a fitting tribute. Co-workers who spoke at the ceremony said Purser loved to bring her special needs students to the playground, so the new equipment was a very appropriate way to honor her.