By Ben Muir 

Fundraiser raises thousands of dollars for special education


January 11, 2018

Photo courtesy of Guylynn Etcher

Nate Esposito last Thursday participates in a fundraiser to remember Molly Parks.

A coffee shop fundraiser in Petersburg last week in memory of an 18-year-old girl who died in 2016 raised thousands of dollars and sparked an outpouring of online support from across the country.

Guylynn Etcher, owner of Glacier Express Cafe, and Britni Birchell, owner of Common Grounds & Alaska Island Coffee, organized a fundraiser last Thursday on behalf of Molly Parks, who wanted to be a special education teacher. She was an athlete, a daughter and a sucker for the underdog. She loved Norwegian culture, well-structured eye brows and coffee.

Ms. Parks died in a vehicle crash on July...

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