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Basket Bash

The friends and family of Amanda Boring, who was killed last month, honored her memory Sunday with a Basket Bash.

“Mandee could go out camping in her fishing gear next thing you know, she could be dressed up in high heels looking beautiful,” said Amanda’s aunt, Charlene Philo.

Dozens gathered to remember Amanda while raising money for her two sons at Lorain Borough Park in Johnstown on Sunday.

Her family says she was a bubbly, outgoing person who loved concerts, the color purple, peanut butter fudge, and the Steelers — so they say it just doesn’t make sense that her positive life ended so tragically.

“For her to leave this world in such an ugly way, it’s just unreal,” said Amanda’s stepfather, Bill Gosnell.

Those who knew Amanda say she was a boy mom and loved her two sons more than anything.

“She was an awesome mom. Her boys meant the world to her,” said Charlene.

So, the proceeds from the basket bash went straight to her sons.

There were over 300 baskets, corn hole, 50/50, a bouncy house, axe throwing, and food, all to raise money for their futures.

“For her to leave this world in such an ugly way, it’s just unreal,” said Amanda’s stepfather, Bill Gosnell.

Those who knew Amanda say she was a boy mom and loved her two sons more than anything.

“She was an awesome mom. Her boys meant the world to her,” said Charlene.

So, the proceeds from the basket bash went straight to her sons.

There were over 300 baskets, corn hole, 50/50, a bouncy house, axe throwing, and food, all to raise money for their futures.

“I’m just overwhelmed with the support the community has given us and given the family,” said Bill.

As her Aunt Charlene wears a necklace with Amanda’s finger print on it, she encourages people out there in Amanda’s situation to get help.

“I encourage people who are like my Mandee to speak up, get away, do whatever you can to help yourself. There are many people out there willing to help you. You just have to make that first step,” said Charlene.

If you would like to donate to Amanda’s sons, you can go to Ameriserv and deposit directly to their account.

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