Heather Bridgens memorial demonstrates community impact

Photo: The Bridgens Family - Principal Heather Bridgens, left, and assistant principal Emily Wren Gerot.

COTTAGE GROVE – Longtime educator, coach and athlete Heather Michele Cunningham Bridgens passed away on April 8. 

“We are so grateful to have grown up here, to be able to live and work here, to feel a part of this community and to feel so supported by so many people in Cottage Grove whose lives have touched ours,” said husband Garrett Bridgens.

The Bridgens were raised in Cottage Grove from an early age and found their lives . . .