by James Swierzbin
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. - Eight-year old Camden Fry was killed at the hands of her own mother in 2009. It was an act that shocked a-lot of people across Rhode Island.
And no–one was more shocked than Camden's father, Tim.
This is the third year that Tim Fry has held an event to honor his daughter Camden, but this time things were a little different.
Tim received a proclamation from an old friend and current Glocester town councilor, thanking Tim for his efforts to turn the pain of his daughter's death, into positive action
Tim's held a memorial fundraiser in his daughter's honor each year since her death 3–years ago.
Money from the event has helped support several different local groups including the Southern Rhode Island Youth Hockey Association and the Humane Society of the United States.
Several hundred people come out each year for the fundraiser, buying memorial fund t–shirts and spending money on raffles, to raise money.
The fundraiser is also a fun time for kids.
Tim says it's important to him that the annual event has games and activities that Camden would have enjoyed.
And by seeing other kids having fun, Tim says it helps Camden's spirit, live on.
"It let's us bring her forward each year when we get together and do this, so it's huge for me." said Tim Fry.