The community is invited to a public celebration of the lives of Patience and William Robbins at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 26, at Shamel Park on Windsor Boulevard (Park Hill).
The public is invited to the potluck service. Attendees should bring a beach chair or blanket on which to sit, and a dish, sweet or drink to share. Organizers are encouraging people to wear white if they can.
The two siblings, ages 20 and 11, were killed in an auto accident on July 14. The community is rallying around the family, now comprising three other siblings and their very ill single mom (she has lupus, which has flared up since the accident).
The Robbins family needs to find a place to live, because they are being evicted from their rental home.
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Family members want to thank the community for all their help, support, prayers and caring.
The driver, Ismael Ochoa, has been released from the hospital. Patience was the love of his life — they had just rented an apartment together and were preparing to move in when the accident happened. Friends and family are giving love and support to the young man.
An eat-in/drive-through spaghetti dinner benefit for the Robbins family is being held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1000 Main St. Tickets are $10 at the door.
Organizers include Steve Kniffen, John and Monica Raethke of Cambria Pub and Steakhouse and the many friends who are trying to help the family get back on its feet. Funds raised will help pay to bury the siblings and cover other expenses.