Galvanized by tragedy

When three residents of West Marlborough Township smelled smoke early Tuesday morning, they sprang into action. Lillian Heard, Ryan "Woodsy" Wood, and Caitlyn Silliman, who lived in an apartment attached to a barn at True Prospect Farm, raced into the flames to try and save eleven Olympic-class showhorses. Although they were able to evacuate five, all of whom are receiving treatment at New Bolton Center, six horses perished, and the three residents lost all of their belongings.

Tonight, the Whip Tavern willl donate 50% of its sales and will also collect in-kind donations. In addition, a relief fund has been set up for all of the victims of the fire:  http://www.boydandsilvamartin.com/Pages/boyd/ReliefFund.html, and groups such as the Cheshire Hunt Conservancy are pledging assistance.

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