NEW GLASGOW - An informal fundraiser and gathering for Scott Jones at Glasgow Square Tuesday night aimed to put volunteers, event organizers and supporters on the same page.
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Posters from the PC Rainbow Community were taped to the stage during a fundraiser for Scott Jones. Lavender Menace made the poster connecting Jones to the death of Matthew Shepard, a gay youth who was brutally attacked in Wyoming in 1998.
Stephanie Cooper, one of the fundraiser organizers, wanted to keep the evening light and give friends and supporters a chance to communicate as well as establish a sense of structure.
“I think the outpouring of support is phenomenal, but it needs some organization.”
More than 100 people were in attendance for the evening of music, food and love for Jones.
People also had the opportunity to hear from the family in a short video.
“We’re overwhelmed by the support and response from Pictou County, from Nova Scotia, from Canada and from all corners of the world. Initially, we were just really grateful that Scott was still alive. We never dreamed there would be such support for Scott and his family.
“We all feel, Scott included, that we’re being cradled in the arms of those who love him. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
More to come.
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