A big fundraiser was held at Sheboygan North High School Friday to benefit the Maki family. A few at the event know the Maki family, but most did not. That didn't stop them from all coming together to share a brat and a burger in their name.
It was a well organized operation, feeding a lunch crowd. Touched by the tragic story at this Sheboygan Falls home, staff decided to hold a brat fry and call it "Ray of Hope."
The response was overwhelming. Businesses sent a thousand burgers, 3,000 brats, balloons and flowers, and students made tasty treats.
"One day we did 15 dozen chocolate chip cookies, and then a group came down and did about 100 rice crispy bars and we had everything individually wrapped and it's all sold," said Mary Denning, Special Ed teacher at North High School.