Small City, Big Heart: Seymour Locals Help with Memorial Fundraiser

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While police investigate the deaths of a man and two young girls, several people in the city are trying to show their support.

“We’re all mothers, sisters, daughters, and it’s good to just come together and help support this family from the tragedy that just happened,” said Elizabeth Hietpas of Rustic Cuts barbershop.

From haircuts to lemonade stands, there is no age restriction on giving back.

“Walker’s always involved with the shop, so that’s awesome,” she said. “And my kids wanted to come down and help, as well.”

The stand has seen a fair amount of action today.
Serving dozens of customers in the neighborhood.

“We’re just pretty much chilling,” said Walker Haas, who put the lemonade stand together.

Even the police department stopped by and made him an honorary officer.
He says this is just about making sure the mother of the two girls is taken care of.

“So I can help her do well,” he said. “It’s about kindness and respect.”

All of the money collected is being donated to the nearby funeral home, which the family has allowed to collect on its behalf.

“It was interesting,” said Hietpas. “Everyone’s just kind of coming together. Showing the support that the community needs to overcome this.”

If you would like to contribute to the memorial fund, check here to be nudged in the right direction.

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