Last October, law enforcement found Sam Poss dead in a wooded area.
Two Perry teens, Dakota White and Brandon Warren, are both charged with his murder.
Now, Poss’ parents want his memory to live on by helping others.
To do that, they started a memorial scholarship in his name.
“He loved music,” Alicia Holton said. “He was in the drumline at Perry High School, and the scholarship fund is to go to those kids that are in band that want to go on to college.”
She’s helping to organize a concert at the Steak-Out on Russell Parkway in Warner Robins this Saturday to benefit the fund.
“He and his brother were in our youth group at church, so our kids grew up together,” Holton said.
She says the last few months have been tough for the Poss family.
“Everybody relives it every time there’s a court date, every time there’s new information that’s released,” Holton said. “They just have to relive this over and over again.”
They hope Saturday's fundraiser will make it a little easier for everyone.
“If we can have more benefits like this and more things where people are spreading love, I think it will help them get through the hard times,” Holton said. “Knowing that his name is spread in a positive light and not always in a negative.”
The event is this Saturday May 13, at the Steak-Out, 1001 Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. It's from 6-9 p.m. The Unknown Blues Band, Chip Holton, and Anny Loudin are all scheduled to perform. There will be a silent auction, BBQ plates, games, and a cake walk. All of the money raised will benefit the Sam Poss Memorial Scholarship Fund. Organizers urge people to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.
Sam’s parents plan to present the first scholarship May 18.
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