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Allegany County 4H launches major fundraiser for the Erway Family

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The Erway’s have been valued 4H members for years

After the tragic fire on April 11, the local agricultural community has mobilized to help the Erway Family, who lost three children to the disaster. Project Clover Aid, a 4H program, has taken the lead in organizing fundraising efforts. From the Allegany County 4H website:

Fundraisers for the Erway Family

This webpage serves as a clearinghouse for the many fundraisers that have been created to support the Erway Family. This site will be updated regularly. The multiple raffles are handled through the CCE Allegany office. The order forms are linked within each event description. Cash or check (made payable to CCE Allegany) can be sent to or delivered to the CCE Allegany Office. A general donation to the Allegany County 4-H program in memory of Tristan, Raymond, Evan, Mikalah and Krysta is also appreciated.

Please visit this site today and find out how you can help:

http://allegany.cce.cornell.edu/4-h-youth-development/fundraisers-for-the-erway-family

“In the early morning hours of April 11, 2022, a fire engulfed the Erway home in Genesee, Pennsylvania. Five teenagers, ages 14-17, died in the fire.

Raymond, Tristan and Evan Erway were students at Northern Potter High School. Mikalah Roulo, 16 and a cousin to the boys was a sophomore at Wellsville High School, died in the fire along with Krysta Kane, 16, a sophomore at Scio Central School. The parents, Charlie and Michelle both suffered injuries and were flown to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

The Erway family has been a center focus at the Allegany County Fair. Known primarily for their love of goats, rabbits, all poultry and cavies, they are the superintendents of the poultry, goat and cavy shows, manage the animal weigh-ins and coordinate all activities in the the small animal barn. If you have shown animals at the Allegany County Fair you’ll know that Charlie is the organized and friendly ring steward and Michele is the dedicated Show Chair.  The boys could be seen in the ring showing their own animals and willingly helping any other herd that needed extra hands.

As former 4-Hers themselves, Charlie and Michele have been 4-H leaders for 21 years, operating two 4-H clubs, the Elm Valley Harvesters and Furry Friends.

The outpouring of love and support for these families has been tremendous. Several fundraisers have been created in order to assist these families with their expenses. This site will be updated regularly.  Please partner with Allegany County’s 4-H program and Project Clover Aid to help them during this time of sorrow and great need. They are a wonderful family who’s given to others for so many years.”

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