HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) - A fundraiser to benefit the charity of a Hope College student who was killed last spring was held Saturday morning.
More than 100 dancers came out to a dance class to raise money for Riley's charity called "Siempre Para Los Ninos," (Always For the Children), an orphanage in Mexico.
Barbara Myers is one of the organizers of the Zumba fundraiser. "People have asked me how would Riley feel if she knew about this. I feel like she does know about it; I feel her spirit all over this event and it couldn't have been anything but perfect because of that," Myers said.
18-year-old Riley Gortsema was killed in Holland when a tour bus hit her while she was walking across Chicago Drive.
The Zumba fundraiser took place at Hope College in the Maas Center.
A driver escaped safely after its vehicle crashed into the Grand River in Ottawa County Friday morning.
We get a brief break from the "lake-effect machine" Friday.
A few flurries occurred Thursday night. Lows held in the teens and the wind relaxed to the 5 to 10 mph range, with 20s at the Lake Michigan.