BARK RIVER, Mich. (WZMQ) – This weekend, an auto show in Bark River is raising funds for the family of a pregnant woman who was found dead days ago.
Elite Augo Garage is hosting its third Annual Car Show on Sunday, July 16 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event, located at 1260 US 2-41 across from Dollar General, will feature vehicles of all types, opportunities to win trophies, and food from Wildmans Munchie Mobile.
This year’s event will also feature silent auctions, as well as a lemonade stand. Proceeds from those activities will benefit the two children of Harley Corwin, whose body was found in the woods on Saturday, July 8.
Elite Auto Garage owner Russell West says local businesses and individuals have been eager to get involved in raising support for the children.
“Already we’ve got a bunch of stuff to raise money, a bunch of people reaching out saying, ‘Hey, we want to be a part of this,'” said West. “It gives you hope and lets you know that there is good people out there that do want to help. The goal is to raise as much money for the kids as we can in this tragic time.”
West’s own children will manage the lemonade stand fundraiser. His son, Jeremiah, felt it was important to help Corwin’s family.
“God tells us to be kind and help others,” he said. “It brings me joy to help people.”
Corwin’s loved ones have set up a GoFundMe to cover the cost of her memorial service, as well as an account at First Bank. To donate to the bank account, visit any First Bank in person or mail a check with “Harley Rose Memorial” written in the memo to the First Bank at 2800 Ludington Street in Escanaba. Click here to view the GoFundMe.
Tavaris Lee Jackson, age 32, has been charged with homicide – open murder in connection with Corwin’s death. Click here for more information.