BRATTLEBORO -- Five weeks ago, Colby Donovan committed suicide at the age of 13.

His parents, Tim and Jessica, are struggling to pay for his impending funeral expenses. A few community members, including Beth Baldwin, the director of the Brattleboro Boys & Girls Club, have been trying to get donations of items for an auction as well as monetary donations with the hopes of raising enough funds to pay for a headstone intended to represent who Colby was and what he loved -- Vermont outdoors and hunting.

A bank account has been set up at Brattleboro Savings & Loan -- "All For Colby" -- for anyone who would like to donate .

Donovan was a 13-year-old student at Brattleboro Area Middle School who committed suicide on Jan. 12. He grew up in Brattleboro.

The auction will take place on March 22 at 7:30 pm. There will also be a bake sale at the Outlet Center on March 1, for which donations are also being accepted.

For more information or if you would like to help, contact Beth Baldwin at bethbp@bgcbrattleboro.com.


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