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
UK Criticized For Not Notifying High School Students Of Controversial Guest Speaker
Teachers, students and parents from duPont Manual High School said they were outraged that the University of Kentucky didn't tell them that the guest speaker at their awards ceremony was a controversial write-in U.S. Senate candidate with an anti-Semitic platform. Video Video
Man Arrested In California In Kentucky Case From 1971
A grand jury in Louisville charged a man with murder in the death of a toddler more than 40-years ago.
Man reported missing in Ky. found dead in Tenn.
A man reported missing from western Kentucky has been found dead in northern Tennessee.
Gas Line Explosion Injures 2; Closes Highway
An explosion east of Louisville Wednesday afternoon injured at least two people and closed down U.S. 42.
Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrest In Wolfe County
A traffic stop in Wolf county led to the arrest of a 66-year-old man who troopers said had four pounds of marijuana in his car.
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.