TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - A full house of students and parents supported the WainwrightMiddle School talent show with cheers and dollars.
All the proceeds from the performance will go to 14-year-oldCody Garrett and 15-year-old Leighton Fruits to help with theirrecovery.
"It was packed," said parent Max Delong. "I was surprised howpacked it was because I didn't hear about it until the lastminute."
"I thought it was awesome," said Jodi Tyrie. "I actually paidextra."
The money raised from the annual talent show normally goes tocharity. Principal Neal McCutcheon said this year the decision onwho to send the dollars to was simple.
"We felt this was going to be best to give it to the twostudents," explained McCutcheon.
Students put the emotion of the last few days into song as theyrallied together to help the two families heal.
"They are all together and they all support each other," saidparent Deanna Padgett.
"When it's things like that, I don't think it bothers people togive a little extra," said Tyrie.
Give more is what everyone did. More feeling, more songs andmore money. The show raised $1028, but more ways to help are beingplanned.
"We have a lot of different fundraisers that are evolving tojust help the families out," said McCutcheon.
There is still plenty more to be done to help the two studentsrecover. The school is looking at several ways to use the money tohelp the families. The options include gas cards, restaurant giftcertificates and gift baskets for the boys to keep them busy asthey heal.
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