VP Debate Posters Auctioned for Murder Victim's Fund

Reported by: Melanie Kendall
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 10/11/2013 11:35 pm

It’s been one year since the only 2012 Vice Presidential Debate.  As Centre College celebrates the anniversary, it’s also recovering from the triple murder that shook Danville.  Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity brothers are raising money for the Hockensmith Memorial Fund.  

I haven’t met the family; I just was touched by the story and just kind of felt a pull in my heart to start the fund.  I heard the ad on the radio and it all clicked,” said John Minton, a junior at Centre College and SAE Fraternity brother.

Centre College was on lockdown after the triple homicide at ABC Gold Games & More.  Mike and Angela Hockensmith, co-owners of the store and Daniel Smith, a gold buyer, were killed.

“When something like that happens in a small town, it’s magnified a lot more,” said Minton.

Minton knew he wanted to help but it wasn’t until he heard about the Hockensmith Memorial Fund on the radio.   

“It just all clicked,” said Minton.  “I wanted to make that fund more available to the Centre community and now through all the debate memorabilia we can make it available to the Danville community and surrounding areas.”

“It was his idea and we has a fraternity just got behind him to help make it happen,” said Nate Benedict, Minton’s fraternity brother.

The Brothers of Sigma Alpha Epsilon aren’t just collecting donations; they are selling 2012 Vice Presidential Debate posters and auctioning banners the school gave them to raise more money.  About 20 posters from the 2000 Debate are also for auction.  100% of the proceeds will go to the memorial fund. They’ve raised about $3,000.00

“I mean sure that will give them some kind of comfort but I don't think there's anything that can fill in for losing your parents,” said Minton.

To buy a poster or banner click here.


Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Most Popular
2014 36 Blitz: Rockcastle Co. Rockets
The boys in Mount Vernon will look to replace quarterback Corey McPhetridge this season. Video Video
Police: Kids Stole Popsicles, Shot At Ice Cream Truck Driver
Lexington Police said a group of juveniles stole from an ice cream truck and shot at the driver. And officers said the same kids later tried to break into a nearby home. Video Video
Woman Accused Of Stealing From Elderly Couple
Tiffany Whitaker is accused of stealing close to $1,000 for a couple she was working for as a caregiver.
Police Ask For Your Help In Georgetown Gas Station Robbery
Georgetown Police said they are searching for a suspect who robbed a Shell gas station around one Tuesday morning. Video Video
KSP Makes Large Drug Bust In Laurel County
The Kentucky State Police issued arrest warrants for eighteen people for illegal drug activity.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.