The family of Patrick “PJ” Gilbert will be hosting a celebration of life fundraising event on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Hampton park in Russellville from 4-8 p.m. PJ was shot and killed on July 24. The proceeds raised will go to help for funeral expenses as well as a trust fund for his unborn child. There will be numerous activities, music, and food to enjoy. Door prizes will also be given.
Special speakers will be featured at the fundraising event. At 4 p.m. minister Reggie Collier will speak, at 5 p.m. brother Chris Elliott will speak, at 6 p.m. minister Maurice Beard will speak and at 7 p.m. minister Joe Duncan will speak.
There will be bounces for kids, a Russellville and Logan County Sheriff Police Cruiser will be there for kids to see, as well as the Russelllville Fire Department.
T-shirt orders will be taken for $10-$15.
“We wanted to host an event for the community, as well as raise funds for PJ,” said Lisa Miller, mother. “This was a tragic event that has touched our community. We need to pull together as one and say no more.”