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Fundraiser Planned for Santos Family

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A fundraiser is being held for the family that lost a four-year-old girl in a car fire last Wednesday.

“I remember each instance that I met her,” says Jackee Taylor, a friend of the Santos family. “Rose Park last year, swimming pool, she was just full of energy. Just a darling, I can't even describe her."

Zaria Santos, 4, passed away in a car fire on July 9 because of a punctured gas tank. Since then, the community has come together to support the family.

"Nobody can even fathom losing a child, nobody knew really what to do,” Taylor says. “So we just kind of teamed up together, friends and family, and just the community. Everybody has just been wonderful"

Taylor and Darla Stone are organizing a fundraiser for the family so they can heal and not worry about bills. Zaria was a one of stone's students at Head Start.

"Zaria was an amazing little girl,” Stone says. “I had the pleasure of showing up at the same time as her every day and no matter if she was in one of her spunky moods or if she was happy, she always put a smile on my face.”

The fundraiser is this Saturday at American Legion Post on Broadwater Avenue. It goes from noon to 4:00 pm. There will be a silent auction and raffle, as well as activities for kids. Friends of the family say if you can't make the event, you can donate at First Interstate Bank or Stockman Bank under “Santos Family Benefit.”

They also ask people to respect the family’s privacy, but if they would like to send their condolences, they can post it to the Santos Family Benefit page on Facebook or drop off cards at Head Start.

 

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