Community rallies for Camryn


LIVERMORE – Residents of Livermore and communities beyond are rallying to help Camryn Berry and her family with medical and travel expenses. While they’re helping the 7-year-old, she is helping others.

She recently donated her tooth fairy money for losing three adult teeth to the Boys and Girls Mission Crusade to help children in other countries.

“I like to help people,” Camryn said.

Berry has facial fibrous dysplasia, which is causing a bony tumor to take over regular bone on the left side of her face. The tumor won’t stop growing until she stops growing.

To raise funds, raffles, a dance and bottle drive are being held, and firefighters are asking for donations from their brotherhood and law enforcement.

Berry’s father, Andrew Berry, is the assistant Livermore Fire Department chief.

Camryn’s second-grade classmate, Devon Darling is collecting bottles to help Camryn’s family. Bottles can be taken to Dube’s Redemption Center on Main Street in Jay until Jan. 31.

Livermore firefighters are putting on a benefit dance for Camryn from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, Feb. 2, at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Route 4 in Jay. Raffle ticket prizes include two orders of 100 gallons of fuel oil, gift certificates from various businesses, a 40-gallon thermoelectric cooler, DVD player, bicycle and more. A 50-50 raffle will also be held that night.

Tickets to the dance or donations can be made by contacting the Livermore Town Office at 897-3207 or Fire Chief Don Castonguay at 897-4989.

Long Green Variety on Route 4 in Livermore is matching any donations of bottles brought into their redemption center. The store will also donate 25 percent of deli purchases made with the coupon available from the town office.