Family thanks community for making car wash fundraiser a success
June 16, 2013
Photo submitted by Erica Denke
Caption: Family and friends of the late Larry Terronez, Jr. joined together for a car wash fundraiser on May 26.
The car wash on May 26 in the Prosperity Lanes parking lot for the Larry Terronez, Jr. Memorial Fund was a great success.
Tommy Thompson, age 11, the late Larry Terronez's first cousin, had the idea of the car wash and hung hundreds of fliers around town and posted it on Facebook. At that time, many friends and family reposted and created an event on Facebook that many joined on Sunday. The family also had shirts made in remembrance of Larry and proudly wore them while washing many cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles and tractors. These shirts were also sold to help generate money to help Larry's family and his children.
This was a great healing experience for many in the family, as well as all who participated in this day; Larry was well loved. The family was so proud of all who helped make it happen and of our community for participating, as well.
We'd like to give a great big thank-you to the following, who donated supplies to help make the event happen: B&C, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Riebe's Auto Parts, Ben Franklin, Casper's Friendly Mobile Detailing, Premiere Til Shop, Staples and Tripps Auto Body. We would also like to thank Prosperity Lanes for allowing us to use their parking lot.
Thanks again for everyone's help, hard work and love for Larry and his family!
Jamie Terronez and Erica Denke