Thursday , 22 October 2020

Elliott is LIVE with Dave and Jason at Hancock Petroleum for the Memorial Drive for Amanda

Posted by Lloyd Connect on Thursday, July 9, 2020

Locals organize memorial drive to honour Amanda Carson

Members of the community gathered on Thursday afternoon to remember the life of Amanda Carson.

Earlier this year, the 39-year-old passed away due to complications from a routine surgery.

Now, members of her family have organized a memorial drive to honour her memory and the impact she has had on those around her.

Her father, Dave, said she is remembered for being a big part of the community, which has been reciprocated with the events turnout that saw around 40 cars and eight motorbikes.

“She left a huge impact on this community, the support this last month from the community has been insane how good it’s been,” said Dave.

“It’s been a very tough month, and this puts a little light on it and gives us a little time to get our focus away from that and maybe enjoy the night.”

The drive organized by Jason and Darren Hancock started at the Hancock Petroleum in Lloydminster, passing through Vermillion, ending at the Dog N’ Suds in Wainwright.

They had originally planned to have the drive on Wednesday, but it was postponed due to the heavy rainfall.

Donations could be made at the drive to support Amanda’s husband and their two children.

Jason mentioned looking into creating a fundraiser in her name to go towards a cause in the community.

“We’re going to put it in Amanda’s name and look into sponsoring someone in Lloyd minor ball, and something in Lloyd minor hockey in recognition for her so her legacy continues on. She was a big part of our community and we want to recognize her for that.”

Jason adds if the memorial drive continues to see a strong turnout, they will look into seeing if the drive could become an annual event in the years to come.

About Elliott Knopp

Elliott is a graduate from NAIT's Television Broadcast program. He has broadcast experience in football, basketball and hockey. He has spent nearly his entire life living in Edmonton, but has recently moved to Lloydminster for his career. He has an undying passion for CFL/NFL football, hot wings and Flaming Hot Cheetos. He loves playing fantasy football but has never won a championship.

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