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Stewartville Students to Hold Sweet Fundraiser for Harberts Family

October 10, 2018 06:36 PM

(ABC 6 News) - It’s been more than a month since a tragic car crash on Highway 14 claimed the lives of Rachel and Emerson Harberts.

The mother and daughter from Dodge Center touched many lives, and support continues to pour in from communities across southern Minnesota.

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With help from a Lanesboro bakery, Stewartville students are serving up a sweet fundraiser Thursday morning.

The Lanesboro Pastry Shoppe is donating more than 250 donuts and assorted pastries to Stewartville High School.

Students will be selling the baked goods for a dollar (or more, if their fellow peers wish to contribute more). All proceeds will go to the Harberts family.

Both the Pastry Shoppe and Stewartville Schools have personal connections to Rachel and Emerson.

“Rachel's mother and father are from Lanesboro here, and I have known them a long time,” said Brett Strecher, who owns the Lanesboro Pastry Shoppe.

“Both myself and another staff member have connections to Blooming Prairie,” said Sarah Johnson, a speech-language pathologist at Stewartville High School. “Rachel was one of my coaches for volleyball when I was in junior high. She was very kind as a coach I remember her always being someone you could approach. She was positive.”

To honor them, students will wear purple, Emerson's favorite color, on Thursday. At 7:30 a.m, the "Donut Text and Drive" event will be held while supplies last.

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