Dinner and auction for the benefit of Carthaginian children |  jefferson county

Dinner and auction for the benefit of Carthaginian children | jefferson county

CARTAGO — What should have been the happiest moment for a mother turned into a heartbreak for her family.

Five days after the birth of their second daughter, Jessica Loomis Fairbrother of Williamstown, who said she completed her family, died unexpectedly at Rome Memorial Hospital on December 12.

The Carthage native, the daughter of Crystal L. “Chris” and Jeffrey L. Loomis, left behind her husband, Benjamin, and daughters, almost 2-year-old Hailey and newborn Hannah.

“My sister was so ready to start a family,” said Kimberly Munn, Ms. Fairbrother’s older sister.

To support the two girls who will never know their mother, family and friends will hold a charity event on January 22.

Spaghetti dinner to go only, which includes spaghetti, meatballs, mixed salad and roll, will be available from 11 am to 4 pm at the American Legion Post 789, 415 West St. There will also be 50/50 raffles and drawings.

Starting January 15, there will be an auction on Facebook, “Jessica Fairbrother Memorial Benefit.”

Images of sale items can be viewed on the event listing and sales are made in dollar increments only. The highest bidder at 10am on January 22nd for each item will win the item. If a person doesn’t pay for their item within 24 hours, it goes to the next highest bidder. At checkout, arrangements for pickup or delivery will be made with individual winners.

According to event co-host Amanda Powell, there are donations from Mill Creek Farm and Apiary, Kylie Schell Photography, Adirondack Outpost, Ribbons to Wreath and Farmhouse Boutique. In addition, donations include a breakfast basket from Chris and Dave Thoma, a glass from Mindi Pierce, a meat and cheese basket from Carthage Central School staff, a hunting basket, and a quilt created by Kathy Buckley.

Ms. Munn said her family and friends are pulling together to get through this devastating time and are planning for the future.

“We’ll figure it out, that’s what families do,” he said.

She hopes that people will support this benefit.

“It’s tragically beautiful all at the same time,” he said. “The outpouring of love and support from the community has been overwhelming. My sister’s hopes and dreams for her children was to give them a simple life full of adventure and family love. Funds from this memorial benefit will be used to help raise Hannah and Hailey and give them the life their mother would have hoped for. We will continue to take this one day at a time and continue to focus on helping my brother-in-law, Ben, Hailey and Hannah.”

According to Mrs. Fairbrother’s obituary, memorial donations in her memory can be made to Abundant Life Community Church, PO Box 215, Camden, NY 13316, to establish a trust fund for her two daughters. Ms. Munn has also been accepting donations through a Venmo account @Kimberly-Munn and PayPal at Kimmer3254@yahoo.com.

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