UPDATE: Fundraiser Held Exactly One Year After Brookelyn Farthing Disappearance
The Berea teenager went missing exactly one year ago.
Police said Brookelyn was 18 when she was last seen at a Madison County house.
Shelby and Randal Walker, Brookelyn’s Mom and Stepfather, said they’re grateful for the outpouring of support.
"She’s the glue that stuck the family together," said Randal Walker. "This year has been hard. It’s been a nightmare."
But they said, they are not giving up in their search.
"I won’t stop holding out hope. The family won’t stop holding out hope. We continue to hope Brookelyn comes home," said Walker.
They said hope is what the fundraiser was all about.
Family and friends said they want to raise enough money to double the reward from $5,000 to $10,000.
"Without her, there is a hole in our hearts that is not going to be filled until we know where Brooke is or she comes back," said Walker.
The family raised money by a car show, raffles, food sales, face painting and other activities that is stored in the Brookelyn Farthing Reward Fund at People’s Bank.
Her sisters described her as outgoing and fun and said she’d appreciate the community coming together.
"If she was here I’d tell her I love her and miss her.. And I wish she was coming home," said Paige, Brookelyn’s Sister.