Festival honors Lane Bryant shooting victim

May 3, 2009 8:55:16 PM PDT
A festival Sunday celebrated the life of Carrie Hudek Chiuso, one of those murdered at the Lane Bryant store in Tinley Park.The former lead singer of the group Chicago performed at 'Carrie Fest,' which was held in suburban Frankfort. The event raised money for to help students pay for college or trade school.

Hudek-Chiuso was a counselor at Homewood Flossmoor high school. She was one of five women murdered last year in the unsolved killings.

The fundraiser featured food, raffles and auctions.

"I'm just in total amazement by everything that I see here. All the people that are here, the volunteers, just the outpouring of support," said Tony Chiuso, the late woman's husband.

"If you knew Carrie, you knew something like this was just bound to sprout. It really is. She was that kind of special person," friend Brad Janecek said.

"Today's a total description of what Carrie is. It's good music, great food and family and friends," said the woman's brother, Mike Hudek.

Last year's event raised more than $130,000. There was no word Sunday night on how much money was raised at this year's Carrie Fest.


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