“Everyone wants to do something”. TBL residents trying to process local tragedy

“Everyone wants to do something”. TBL residents trying to process local tragedy

Denis Coulombe learned and performed the song "C'etait l'Hiver" by Francis Cabrel on Sunday by special request of the mother of Riley Fairholm. Coulombe shared the stage with Angel Forrest, Sarah Biggs, and Leadville Union as a part of Sunday's benefit concert at Coldbrook Park

Photo credit : Photo courtesy Barry Bellware

The community around the Town of Brome Lake is working through its grief surrounding the shooting of 17-year old Riley Fairholm last week in a variety of ways. In addition to ongoing conversations with emergency social workers and neighbours, hundreds also came together on Sunday evening for a benefit concert that ended up raising $3,276 for local mental health centre Dunham House.
“Everyone has different ways of processing things,” said Jessica Brown, who helped to organize Sunday’s concert, explaining that the idea was born out of a desire to give the community at large a way of responding to the unexpected tragedy. “It was a big thing for everyone to come to terms with,” she said, pointing out that even townspeople with no direct link to Fairholm were affected by his death. See full story in the Tuesday, July 31 edition of the Brome County News.

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