Incredible support pours in for Reynolds family

8:15 PM, Feb 1, 2014   |    comments
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BUXTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - A father and his girlfriend were killed in a crash in Hollis in January. His 17 year old son was at the wheel. The crash was caused by slippery conditions.

The community response is overwhelming.

Two online fundraisers have brought in some $30,000 for the surviving family members. And Saturday at Skip's Lounge in Buxton the community again came together to help out the bereaved.

Two women, Laurie Bruce and Lauri Vetterline, planned this event and have more scheduled through April.

"Well, we watch the news and decided we could help in many ways," explains Bruce.

But beyond that, they say the support is a sign of the close community bond. "Scot Pride", it's called. The saying is a reference to the local school district, Bonny Eagle, which remains a common point of connection for many in the area - even if they are no longer enrolled in high school.

A bar tender at Gritty McDuff's Brew Pub was so moved by the community's show of support, they gave $30 from a tip jar collection.

"That's exactly what we've been encountering over the last two weeks," Vetterline says of the donation.

More than a motto or mantra or rallying cry, in Buxton "Scot Pride" is a way of life.

Another fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 7th at Chaps Saloon.

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