LISBON — A group known as Columbiana County Families of Homicide Victims launched a new T-shirt recently listing the names of victims under the headings “Angels” and “We have friends in high places.”
Organizer Belinda Puchajda said the brightly-colored yellow shirts will be available for sale from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the group’s booth at Thompson Park in East Liverpool. Other dates include all day at the Rogers Sale in Rogers on June 13 and during the Pottery Festival in East Liverpool on June 14.
“We are trying to get out into the community all summer because people have stated they would like to be able to meet us and talk to us,” she wrote in an e-mail.
The shirts cost $15, with 100 percent of the proceeds paying for advertising, banners and flyers used to keep the victims in the public eye, particularly the victims whose cases remain unsolved.
Beginning June 1, ads with victims’ pictures will be running on four buses used by the Community Action Rural Transit System.
Sponsors for the shirts include the following: J&J tire and Alignment; Hall’s Welding Supplies; Hearing Aids & Devices Inc.; Argabrite Early Learning Center; S.D. Nold Inc.; Salem Giant Eagle; C-Edwards, Ink; Danny’s Pizza; P.J. Party Rentals; Six Recycling; Custom PC Computers; 3 S Express; Mahoning Outdoor Furnaces; 5F Fish Farm; Panther Enterprise; Columbiana County Archives & Research; R& S Drilling; Colleen’s Place; The Louis Davis Family; The Puchajda Family; Fred & Janet McKinnon; Ray & Dodie; Randy, Kriss & Allisa Hissem; Kayla, Jaela & Ashley (Charlie’s Angels); Dave, Monica, DJ & Logan; The Michael Williams Family; and Custom Images.
For more information about the group, check the group’s Web site located at www.victimsofhomicide.blogspot.com.
Mary Ann Greier can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org