CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — On what would have been Ayron Paige Metcalf’s 19th birthday, family and friends released balloons to celebrate her life.
The 2012 Greencastle-Antrim Senior High School graduate died in a three-vehicle collision on Interstate 81 in September.
“Three. Two. One. Happy Birthday!” Ayron’s family and friends said in unison as they released dozens of balloons in front of her former employer, Holiday Hair in Chambersburg on Wednesday.
Ayron’s workstation at Holiday Hair has not been disturbed since the accident that claimed her life.
“We haven’t been ready,” Holiday Hair Manager Michele Szabo said.
Ayron was a stylist with the salon for nine months, but also was going to school to be a preschool teacher, according to her family.
About 30 of those closest to Ayron gazed into the sky until the last balloon drifted out of sight.
“I’m glad it was done,” said Ayron’s mother, Mindy Metcalf, about the balloon release.