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Fallen Marine Scholarship Fundraiser honors local fallen heros

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PEKIN (WEEK) - Rain didn't stop Pekin residents from coming together to support a good cause.

The 9th annual Fallen Marine Scholarship Fundraiser took place Sunday in honor of Jordan Bastean, a fallen soldier from Pekin.

Keeping his memory alive, residents raised money through food, raffles, and a car show.

"We made a commitment to Jordan's Mom, Kathy Bastean, that we would never forget our fallen hero from Pekin, who lost his life tragically in Afghanastan in 2011," said event organizer, John Stoor.

100% of the funds raised went directly to the Jordan Bastean Scholarship at Pekin Community High School.

Stoor said the fundraiser has evolved throughout the years adding more local fallen hero's, including Pekin Community High School graduate, Dean Shaffer.

"If we've lost somebody from our hometown its important that we remember them, honor them, and ensure their sacrifice wasn't for nothing," said Stoor.

Andie Bernhardt

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