Generous community helps families
BLACKFOOT — People and organizations in the Blackfoot community have donated $28,549 to the families of the three electrocution victims, said organizer Douglas Bowers.
"Each family will receive $9,516," Bowers said.
He delivered the money to the families at 6 p.m. on Friday.
"I'm thankful to God and this community for coming together to support the survivors of such a tragedy," Bowers said. "This is a great community effort.
"Some money came in anonymously," he said. "The Blackfoot Elks donated a sum from the Demolition Derby."
The money was divided among Deb Poulson, mother of Jackie Poulson; Ellen Tarpley, widow of Keith Tarpley, and Bucki Hicks, widow of Lance Hicks.
Should people want to contribute to the families, find Bowers at Bowers Collision, 1311 S. Broadway St. in Blackfoot.