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Community rallies together to honor local student

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It’s always a tragedy when a young persons life is cut short. a person with a whole life ahead of them.
Sometimes the only way to get through these dark times is to band together as a community and that’s what happened at Tuesday night’s candlelight vigil in honor of  Adam Burnside.

It was a very somber and emotional event, but it showed just how strong this community is. 

Candlelight lit up the night sky as former friends, classmates, and even people who didn’t know Adam gathered at Denison Park in Corning to pay tribute to a young boy, who is gone too soon.

Adam was a 6th-grade student at Corning-Painted Post Middle School. Many at the vigil spoke about Adam’s character. A talented, fun-loving kid, who always seemed to cheer people up. He was loved, even if he didn’t know it.

With all that is going on, family members are urging everyone to take care of themselves and speak life into others and know that you’re not alone. 

Despite this being a tragedy, Adam was able to provide the gift of life to seven children on mother’s day through his organ donation. Proving he is still reaching people even though he is no longer here. 

Calling hours will take place on Thursday, May 16 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Carpenters Funeral home in Corning.

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