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NEW HANOVER — A candlelight vigil has been organized for this evening, at 7:30 p.m. to recognize slain Plymouth Township Police Officer Brad Fox, who was killed Wednesday in the line of duty.
The vigil will begin at 7:30 p.m. in front of Fox’s home on Lilac Lane, in the Windlestrae development off Middle Creek Road.
St. Eleanor’s Church in Collegeville has already donated more than 100 candles for the vigil and one of the neighbors, who is friends with the officer’s pregnant widow, will be collecting cash and check donations to deliver directly to her, according to Dominick Panfile, a neighbor organizing the vigil.
“We are a small community but we are a close community who loves each other. And we intend to stand proudly behind Mrs. Fox and her family through this terribly difficult time to love and support her,” Panfile wrote to The Mercury.
Other neighbors are organizing a bake sale to raise money for the family.
It will be held on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Freed’s Market in Gilbertsville and Kelly’s Worldclass Automotive.
A sale will also be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at Rita’s Water Ice in Boyertown.
All donations are welcome. People can contribute baked goods at the Freed’s location at 9 a.m on Sunday Sept. 23.
Also, memorial wristbands will also be available for purchase for $5. All proceeds will go to the Fox family and all sale items are being donated.
Michelle Ward, who is helping to organize the sale, said “we’re a young development and everyone is very active and was always outside talking to each. We’re just trying to find a way to help Lynsay,” she said.
Those who wish to make a donation to the bake sale, can drop off their offerings at Freed’s starting at 9 a.m. Sept. 23, Ward said.
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