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Fundraiser offers support to kids of murdered woman

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A fundraising dinner held on Saturday was aimed at raising both money to help six kids in a tough spot and at lifting their spirits during this troubled time.

Friends and family of Brandi Gonyer-Boaston gathered to remember the hardworking mother of six kids ranging in ages from 6 to 17. She was found dead inside a running car in Fulton County in February and her ex-husband is charged in that crime. The spaghetti dinner and silent auction raised money to assist the couple's blended family.

Organizers say the money will go towards the children's living expenses and things like a college fund or a vehicle when they start driving.

Another goal was to lift the spirits of the children. Brandi's children wanted to dance and they did, wearing T-shirts in her honor.

Brandi's aunt Luann Neal said, "I'm enjoying the face that the kids at least are having fun. But I'm not there at nighttime and their mother's not either and my heart goes out to them."

The family said donations can be made to help the family to the Brandi Gonyer-Boaston account at any PNC bank.

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