NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Four-year-old Dane Shaw and his grandmother died in a Nacogdoches house fire two years ago this week. However, memories of the little boy live on through good deeds and fun.
Adventure Island Learning Center, Dane's pre-school, held its second annual Dane Shaw Shoe Drive and Fun Day. Children, most too young to have known Dane, played in bounce houses and had their faces painted with bright colors. The event was opened to the public.
While the children played, volunteers collected shoes. More than 300 pairs were donated to for charitable organizations around Nacogdoches. The idea of a shoe drive developed from the memory of Dane's happiness over his own new pair of shoes shortly before he died.