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Fundraisers planned to help family of 2 disabled children killed in fire


Events benefit family of 2 kids killed in fire

Several fundraisers are planned to help the family that lost two disabled children — Hunter Freeman, 10, and his sister Mackenze, 9 — in a fire Tuesday at their Zephyrhills home. The cause of the blaze is still being investigated.

• A yard sale is scheduled from 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. today at 4507 Fifth St. in Zephyrhills. Call Tina at (352) 999-1554 for information or to donate items. All proceeds go to the family's trust fund.

• There is a carwash from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. Sunday at Tires Plus, 5240 Gall Blvd. in Zephyrhills.

• There will be a benefit concert Friday at Trinity Church, 33425 State Road 54, Wesley Chapel. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. and there will be a fish fry, family activities and live music. The feature band is Final Moment. For information, call Pastor Dave at (813) 788-2898.

• More events will be posted on a memorial page on Facebook for the children. Search "Mackenze and Hunter Freeman Foundation" on Facebook.

Becky Heissler, a neighbor, said the family still needs clothes. Call her at (813) 788-2371 for sizes and to schedule a dropoff.

• Donations can be made at any SunTrust bank in the name of the Benefit Trust for the Family of Mackenze and Hunter Freeman.


Police ID victims in motorcycle crash

Police have identified two motorcyclists who were injured in an accident that killed a man late Tuesday night. Robert Moore, 38, and Nicole Moore, 41, both of Holiday, were airlifted to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg after the accident that happened around 11:15 p.m. on U.S. 19 near Tookes Road. On Thursday evening, Robert Moore was in serious condition and Nicole Moore was listed as stable, according to a hospital spokesman. James Perrini, 68, of New Port Richey died at the scene. Richard Warth, 50, of Dunedin suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene. According to Tarpon Springs police, the four motorcyclists were riding northbound together on U.S. 19 when Perrini hit the back of Warth's 2004 Harley-Davidson, which caused the Moores to lose control. They were ejected from their motorcycle. None of the motorcyclists were wearing helmets. Friends of Perrini's said the group was returning to Pasco County from a birthday celebration for a friend in Palm Harbor. An investigation is ongoing. Police said alcohol may have been a factor.

Pasco deaths

A detailed list of obituaries is published in Tampa Bay.

Fundraisers planned to help family of 2 disabled children killed in fire 03/18/11 [Last modified: Friday, March 18, 2011 8:53pm]
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