Every year, the eight houses at Chaminade College Preparatory’s middle school get in the holiday spirit by decorating a Christmas tree using their house colors and pillars. This year, the Mussack House decided to dedicate their tree to the late Sergeant Steve Owen.
Andrew Jacobson ’21 says, “The Mussack House Christmas tree is decorated in loving memory and true honor of Sergeant Steve Owen.” Adorned with yellow ornaments and decorations, the tree’s theme and house pillar is “respect.”
Each student created a heart, star, or police officer ornament and wrote a prayer to the Owen’s family. The students also decided to hold a toy drive, as Sergeant Owen played a large role in his station’s Christmas toy collection in previous years. Unwrapped toys for boys and girls ages 2 to 16 will be collected through Friday, December 9. On Monday, December 12, the toys will be delivered to the station.
Sherrif Owen’s wife Tania, a detective in the Sheriff’s Department’s arson and explosives detail, and his mother Mildred joined the middle school for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass. They were presented with flowers and stayed after Mass to speak with Mussack House students about the late Sergeant Steve Owen.