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More than $15,000 raised for murder victim’s sons

Gage and Gavyn Heitman may not yet know what they want to be when they grow up, but they do know what they want to drive.

ABOVE: Gage Heitman, 5, gets a big hug from his grandfather, Larry Brown, during a Saturday fundraiser at the Frank Castle VFW Post to raise money for the boys’ futures. BELOW: Gage Heitman, 5, eyes a cupcake with Sheldon Welch, a cousin of his late mother Tiffany Brown, during a Saturday fundraiser at the Frank Castle VFW Post. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | REUBEN MEES)

“Gage wants a Mustang,” their grandfather Larry Brown said. “And Gavyn wants the Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo.”

More than $15,000 raised at a Saturday evening fundraiser will go a long way toward making those future dreams come true.

“I think it went great,” said Bobbie Jo Welch, the boys’ great-aunt who organized the event for the family. “I’m amazed how much we were able to raise. It’s astronomical.”

The family is using the money collected Saturday, along with about $5,000 in previous donations, to set up a trust fund for the two boys.

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