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On anniversary of hills fire, kids raise money to repair memorial

By Katy Murphy
Thursday, October 21st, 2010 at 3:01 pm in community, private schools, students.

Bentley bake sale. Photo courtesy of Bentley School

Fourth-graders at Bentley School, upset by a recent Tribune report of theft from the Oakland hills firestorm memorial, raised $350 this week through a bake sale to restore it.

In doing so, they inspired their middle school classmates to donate proceeds from a recent fundraiser to the cause as well. In all, they will contribute $537.50 to the cause, school staff reports.

Oakland hills Firestorm Memorial Garden. File photo by D. Ross Cameron/Tribune

Wednesday was the 19th anniversary of the fire, which killed 25 people and destroyed thousands of homes. The memorial on Tunnel Drive and Hiller Road was dedicated in 1994.

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