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UPDATE: Concert Held for Family of Danielle Church

By: Hayley Skene Email
By: Hayley Skene Email
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UPDATE 5/9/2014 12:25 PM

Friends and family come together once more to support the family of Danielle Church.

We told you last week about the tragic ATV accident that took the life of the 18-year-old.

More than a week after the accident, the community continues to raise money to off-set funeral costs.

Thursday night local musicians played a concert at the Barlow Fairgrounds.

Most of the bands and singers were from local churches.

Others were friends of Danielle's who were inspired to find meaning out of the tragedy.

"She gave her life to God two years ago so we know that's where she's at," says Norma Eagle, a musician.

"Obviously now she's lifted up. She was great, she lit up any room she walked into. She meant the world to you," says Cody Dobbs, also a musician.

Money raised through the concert and last weekend's dinner will help purchase a special tombstone with Danielle's picture on it.

The family also hopes to put a bench in her honor at the burial site.


The community is still in mourning after the tragic death of a high school senior.

The deadly A-T-V accident robbed friends and family of 18 year old Danielle Church.

But the community is sticking together to get through the tragedy.

"I think it's to show the family how many people's lives she touched.She made an impact on all of our lives," says Zack Henthorn, a family friend of the Church's.

Friends have offered emotional support, and now they're pitching in to lift the financial burden off of the family.

The Henthorn family hosted a benefit dinner.

The turnout was staggering- hundreds filled the family's Lazy H Farm to show their respects
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Despite their grief, friends lite up when remembering Danielle.
"She was just a fun loving person. Enjoyed life," says Karen Henthorn, owner of Lazy H Farm

Zack Henthorn agrees it's ok to smile..

"Even though she is gone, she's still here with us."

One thing is clear: Danielle Church will never be forgotten.


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