Sold out crowd turns out for fundraiser for Delphi families

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LOGANSPORT, Ind. (WTHR) - It was a sold out crowd Friday at Logansport’s State Theater.

More than 600 people came out, all of them to “A Concert for Libby and Abby,” a fundraiser to help the families of Libby German and Abby Williams, the teens girls murdered while walking on a trail in Delphi this past February.

“We couldn’t ask for a more supportive community. Everybody is doing everything and we’re just so grateful,” said Anna Williams, Abby’s mother.

So far, the teens’ killer or killers has not been caught, but the girls families have said they wake up every day believing today will be the day they get justice.

Organizers of the event said they hoped it would be soon.

“Love is all around, honestly,” said concert organizer Melissa Freimiller, who explained she’s friend’s with Libby German’s great-aunt. “The community is 100-percent in support of finding the culprit or culprits.”

And while that wish is never far from the people of Delphi’s minds or the girls’ families, Friday was a chance for everyone to sing and laugh.

People clapped and danced to the music of the The Flyer Toasters, Henry Lee Summer and the band Scarecrowe. They also laughed at comedian Sean Shank as he told jokes at the beginning of the event.

Many of the people who came out to the concert never knew Abby and Libby or their families, but said they feel like they do now.

“I don’t understand what they’re going through but we’re with them. We pray for them every day,” said Kim Osbon.

“What happened to them was really bad and we’re just out here to support them,” said Russel Crowe.

“As a mom, it’s just heartbreaking that for something like this to happen. It’s like the question is ‘Why?’ and we just can’t wait till we find out who did it,” added Crowe’s wife, Sharon.

It’s a feeling shared by the girls’ families. For now though, moments like Friday’s benefit, help with the healing.

“Day by day. Day by day. There are good days and bad days. but we still get up and we try and that’s the best I can hope for,” Williams added, saying she was thankful to everyone who came out Friday’s concert.

Both families said the money raised will go towards helping them build a park and softball fields in memory of Abby and Libby.