The Justin Bloxom Memorial Garden at North DeSoto Middle School will be formally dedicated on Friday morning.

This dedication falls on the two-year anniversary of the murder of the young boy.  12-year-old Justin Bloxom was murdered March 30, 2010 after being lured away from a friend’s home by text messages he thought were from a girl.  But those messages were actually from  convicted sexual predator Brian Horn who was posing as a girl.

Horn is awaiting trial for first-degree murder.  Donations helped to create the garden that will serve as an outdoor classroom and a place of reflection. Scott Crane designed the site, and Tina Pickett, owner of The Gardens of Louisiana, headed up the project.