The Newman family is still recovering from that tragic house fire in Remsen last month that took the life of their 9-year-old son, Everett.

The blaze started at their home on Maple Avenue just before 1 a.m. on December 18. Everett's mom, Amy, and his grandfather, Louis, suffered severe burns trying to save him from the second floor of the home.

Friends set up a Go Fund Me to raise money for the family, raising over $9,000 in total.

"She has worked so hard as a single mom and to have this outcome is truly tragic," Sheila Beaulac, the organizer of the Go Fund Me, wrote on the site.

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Now, a new fundraiser has been set up to help the family and honor Everett. The Newman Family Benefit Committee is hosting the event February 1 at the Rome Polish Home. There will be food, beer, and live music from Dubonnet, Tyler, Baddog and Broken Rule, along with a 50/50 raffle and Chinese auction. Tickets are $10 for adults and free for kids 10 and under.

You can email Mandy Richter ( with any questions about the fundraiser.

Courtesy of Mandy Richter
Courtesy of Mandy Richter

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