Photo studio helping recover family’s lost photos

A Seymour photography studio is hoping to help a police officer and his family recover priceless memories lost when the family’s home burned down Sunday morning. The home of Gilbert and Amy Carpenter was a total loss including irreplaceable photos and other memories.

But Sharayah Cornwell Photography is organizing a community effort to rebuild some of those heirlooms. The photo studio is asking if anyone has photos of Gilbert, Amy or their children Zack and Haley, to get those to the studio on Chestnut Street.

Cornwell said she saw others in the community doing so much for the family, such as donating clothing. So she wanted to help by doing her part.

Cornwell is the wife of a Seymour police officer who has started a Go Fund Me page to help the Carpenter family. As of this morning, it has raised more than $11 thousand dollars.  You can find more information here.

There are other efforts underway to raise money and household items for the family of the city’s DARE officer.

  • Celebrations will be having an event tonight, Dec. 22nd, with live bands starting at 7 p.m. and a silent auction. Tickets start at $6 or you can reserve a table for $20. Doors will open at 6 p.m.  If you would like to donate something for the auction you can text 812-569-0287 for drop off details.
  • On Monday Dec.  26th, Pizza Palace will donate a percentage of all sales that day to the family.