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Delhi Skirt Game, police hold fundraiser for Strutz family

DELHI TOWNSHIP (Brad Underwood) -- Thanks to a fundraiser put on by the Delhi Skirt Game and the Delhi Police Department, The Broering-Strutz family will receive $13,000 to help cover medical costs and everyday living for Strutz children. Clyde Kober helped plan the event.

"We're doing the things west siders do, and the Delhi Skirt Game does for people in need in Delhi," said Kober.

Arielle, Allie, Abigail and Aaron lost both their parents in 2009 when their father, John Strutz, murdered their mother, Kristan Strutz. The three girls suffer from cystic fibrosis and Aaron is autistic. After the murder, Kristan's mother, Karen Broering and her husband Bernie have taken over parental responsibilities. All four require extensive medical care and the bills are piling up. 

To help out, the Delhi Skirt Game started planning. They brought in entertainer Mike Davis, and auctioned off dozens of prizes and gift baskets. Split the pot, 50/50 and other raffles also helped bring in money. All proceeds from the event go to the Broering-Strutz family.

"It speaks volumes about our community and how we support the people that need it," said Hamilton County judge, Megan Shanahan.

Before being elected judge, Shanahan was a prosecutor. She put John Strutz away.

"It breaks my heart in one regard because these girls won't know how wonderful Kristen was, their mom," said Judge Shanahan. "But it's so amazing to see them thriving and how well they are doing. They are beautiful children, the boy is too, it's just really nice."

More than 300 people packed Jim and Jack's for the fundraiser.

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