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Skate Benefit Held in Duncan for Alyssa Wiles Memorial Fund

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DUNCAN,Okla_ It's been one month and a day since Duncan teenager Alyssa Wiles was brutally murdered.

Thursday night the family hosted a benefit in Alyssa's honor at the Skate Express in Duncan. The community showed up to give their support and to remember Alyssa.

Her grandfather Randy Galbraith told us how the community has been reaching out to help her friends and family through these incredibly tough times, and Thursday nights event was no exception. 

"Everyone's coming together and that's great. It's a tragedy that we are in this situation but to see the people come together that's helping the kids. The kids are out of school. They don't have their counselors to lean on so I think this is helping them also, to cope with," said Galbraith. 

100 percent of the benefits proceeds will go straight to the family. They will use some of the money to give Alyssa a headstone.


They also plan to buy a bench that will sit in front of the Simmons Center in Alyssa's honor. Alyssa's family said they plan to begin an Alyssa Wiles Dance Scholarship, which will be paid for through her memorial fund. They also have a softball tournament planned for later this month in Marlow to raise money for that fund.
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