Organizers have raised thousands for the family of a man who died of a rare mosquito-borne illness.
In less than three hours, members of the Brandon community sat down for a spaghetti dinner Saturday and raised more than four-thousand dollars for the the Sgorbati family.
Scott Sgorbati died of Eastern Equine Encephalitis last week. He's the second Vermonter to die of the rare virus this year. The funds will be used to install a new furnace and fix the roof of his family's home.
Those interested in donating can still do so at the National Bank of Middlebury.
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