Foundation works to build Schoharie limo crash memorial
SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (WRGB) - Twenty handmade wreaths sit at the intersection of Route 30/30A in Schoharie, one for each person who died in a limo crash two months ago.
The wreaths were made by the Apple Barrel family and staff and placed at a temporary memorial that was built shortly after the crash. An effort is now underway to build a permanent memorial at the site.
The Reflections Memorial Foundation was formed to make the permanent memorial possible. Jessica Kirby and Joshua Loden are part of the family that owns the Apple Barrel, where the crash happened. They are also part of the Reflections Memorial Foundation. They hope the memorial becomes a space where people find peace and healing.
In two months the Foundation has already raised more than $27,500.
“It shows the families and the first responders just how much the community cares and feels for them, especially now with the holidays coming up and how tough that’s going to be for them,” said Loden.
Donations are still being collected by the Foundation at the Bank of Richmondville by mail or in person. The Foundation is also planning another large fundraiser June 1st in Amsterdam. Kirby and Loden said that the goal is to have the memorial built by next October with input from the family and community.