WILLIAMSBURG, Ohio (WKRC) – Two different fundraisers in Clermont County bring in thousands of dollars for the family of Detective Bill Brewer.
Over the course of four hours, more than 700 people went to Williamsburg High School for a spaghetti dinner. The meal cost $5 and there was a donation bucket as well as a silent auction. All of the money collected will go directly to Brewer’s family.
“It's a great response, but it's not surprising we are a small town with a big heart,” Superintendent of Williamsburg Schools, Matt Earley, said.
Just a few miles away in Batavia at the Dairy Queen, sales were through the roof. Fifty percent of sales on Saturday went to the Brewer family.
“From 10:30 when we opened, we have not stopped,” Tarra Voss, Dairy Queen general manager, said. “We normally run four per shift and I think we have eight-to-ten per shift. Just keep going and try to smile.”
Voss says business was nearly triple what they see on a summer day. The turnout at both locations speaks to how much the people of Clermont County and surrounding communities care about the men and women of law enforcement.
“Such a sad week in our town with Detective Brewer," Earley said. "This is comforting to a lot of people of how they can help and we had a lot of law enforcement already today. The community needs this.”
Fundraisers are also being put together for the spring including a car show.