Leeton goes yellow for Scotty

Posted on 07/07/2019 / Posted by admin / Category 苏州皮肤管理中心

Yellow balloons and ribbons dotted around town are serving as bittersweet reminders for Leeton locals, as the town of no more than 7000 residents grapples with the alleged murder of one of their own.


The community has rallied together to ensure Stephanie Scott’s family know they are not alone through the tragedy.

Fundraising tins have popped up on shop counters around town to help raise money for the Scott family, who are still waiting to find their loved one’s remains.

More than $15,000 has been raised through Go Fund Me for the Stephanie Scott Community Fund.

Locals will also take to the town’s local pubs on Friday night with their tins in hand to raise money, Leeton Shire mayor Paul Maytom said.

Mr Maytom said the council opened its doors to offer counselling to anyone who needed it on Friday, with staff from Leeton High School also there.

“We have had tragedies before … terrible tragedies,” he said as he looked over the rural location where Ms Scott’s car was found after she was allegedly murdered.

“But we have never had anything of this type.”

Mr Maytom knew of one local who had voluntarily driven around the many irrigation canals in the area as the hunt for Ms Scott’s remains went on.

The 26-year-old was due to marry her fiance Aaron Leeson Woolley in front of close friends and family in Eugowra on Saturday.

Instead, those loved ones are leaving handwritten notes, yellow flowers and lighting candles for the slain teacher at Leeton High School.

Students remembered singing a cheeky song – “Scotty doesn’t know” – to Ms Scott each time she would walk in the classroom.

“She was an amazing teacher who you could go to for anything,” one student said at the candlelight vigil.

Her absence will become achingly clear for the students, when Leeton High School returns from the Easter break later this month.

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