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Benefit for local youth set up

Monday, July 14, 2008

TERRE HAUTE -- On Friday, Tropical Snow, 3701 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute, will conduct a benefit for 7-year-old Brendan Crague, Brazil, who recently lost his father.

Tropical Snow owner, Corey Simonson, Brendan's uncle, will sponsor the benefit from noon-10 p.m.

All proceeds from each snow cone sold will be given to the Brendan Crague College Fund at Riddell National Bank, Brazil.

For more information, call 812-201-1503.


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At the risk of sounding insensitive here .. what makes this boy stand out from all of the other boys who lose their Father's so young? It would be wonderful if ever boy in this situation received a benefit for college or even FREE college.

I'm terribly sorry for his loss, just the same.

-- Posted by Emmes on Tue, Jul 15, 2008, at 9:57 AM

Why does it matter? This boys UNCLE own's a business and is doing this for him, be happy about it. Anybody's relative can set up a fundraiser, or benifit or anything if they get up and do it.

I have a lot of respect for a twenty year old boy who is willing to devote all the money he makes one day at his newly owned business too his nephew so he can have money for college when he grows up. If you don't have anything nice to say about this issue don't say anything at all.

-- Posted by Pro Se on Tue, Jul 15, 2008, at 10:30 AM

I say Good job to this young man. What a great way to help a family member. Plus you never know there may be a time when someone you know is in the same postion & a family member with a business is willing to step in and do this for them.

-- Posted by kd323 on Tue, Jul 15, 2008, at 4:27 PM

Thanks everyone. Wasn't aware it was even on the site, and not the newspaper, but anyway it's good.

Since most of you have pointed out that i'm twenty or its a newly owned business I'm going to say I know most of you already. However please watch the boy comments, haha. It's okay call me whatever.

I agree with this guy, I wish anyone that lost a

father at a young age be given something as great as this. However, this was set up because the family wanted that instead of people sending flowers to the funeral. Myself owning a business would like to help. But it doesn't stop there. I told WTHI that i would like to do this for many people, most certainly Flood Victoms. However I can't give 100% of my earnings away every day.

Thanks for everyones comments. I will be on 98.5 tomorrow and wthi midday on Friday! It's been a amazing experience and I would like to thank everyone!

-- Posted by CoreySimonson on Wed, Jul 16, 2008, at 9:25 AM

WELL LET ME JUST SAY THIS WAS DONE INSTEAD OF FLOWERS AT THE FUNERAL BUT THERE WERE COMPLICATIONS AND ALOT OF PEOPLE DIDN'T GET TO TAKE PART LIKE THEY WANTED. SECOND, HE STANDS OUT BECAUSE HE'S MY SON AND ANY MOTHER WOULD SAY THE SAME. AT THE AGE OF 4 HE WALKED IN HIS UNCLE'S ROOM ONLY TO FIND HE HAD DIED, AND NOW AT THE AGE OF 7 HE HAS LOST HIS IDOL, AND STAYED POSITIVE ABOUT EVERYTHING. THAT IS TO MUCH FOR HIS AGE. YES IT WOULD BE NICE IF EVERY SINGLE MOTHER RAISING 2 KIDS HAD THIS OPPORTUNITY TO HELP THEIR CHILDREN WITH THEIR FUTURE. WE ARE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO HAVE SUCH A GREAT FAMILY, CIRCLE OF FRIENDS AND GENEROUS COMMUNITY THAT WOULD HELP IN TIMES LIKE THIS. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT HAS DONATED SOME OF WHICH I AM UNAWARE I'M SURE BRENDAN IS A LUCKY LITTLE BOY TO HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE CARE ABOUT HIM.

-- Posted by Kelsie on Thu, Jul 17, 2008, at 7:46 PM


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