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Permanent memorial in the works for Schoharie limo crash victims

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) - A community continues to come together to support those affected by the deadly limousine accident.

A massive makeshift memorial is already in place at the Apple Barrel but the family who owns the store says they’re planning for something much bigger.

“It was never a question in our minds that a permanent memorial needed to happen there,” Jessica Kirby, of the Apple Barrel Country Store and Cafe, said.

The Loden Family announced Friday that a non-profit organization has been set up to raise money for a memorial at the crash site where 20 people lost their lives in a tragic limousine crash.

“The images of the first moments of the accident are something that you’ll never ever forget.”

Kirby says the Reflections Memorial Foundation will help create a lasting space for continued healing.

“It’s important that everybody that’s been affected by it has some place to go to reflect.”

This includes the families of the victims, first responders, and anyone else who is grieving.

“We rally around each other to create strength. We embrace everybody from the Amsterdam community with open arms because his is something that’s much larger than our small community.”

The Loden’s have set up a Facebook Page for the foundation and donations can be made at any bank of Richmondville location by mail or in person.

They hope to have the permanent memorial completed by the one year mark of the crash.


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