Community gathers to remember Cynthia Hoffman
On Saturday night, the Carousel Lounge in Spenard held a concert fundraiser for the family of 19-year-old Cynthia Hoffman, who was killed at Thunderbird Falls last week by people she thought were her friends.
Carousel Lounge Co-owner Linda Coffer said the Carousel Lounge raised more than $1,200 in four hours for the family — money she says the family can do whatever they wish with.
"So much love, so much outpouring, so many people my age that have got kids these age, heart wrenching," Coffer said. "This is just absolute B.S. what has happened. We have support, we got community, we got love, we got money and we're going to keep doing it until these guys are okay to process this."
Cynthia's family say they'll always remember her spirit. Her older sisters said she was known for putting a smile on people's faces.
"She was like my junior," Kimberly, one of Cynthia's older sisters, said. "She looked like me, she kind of acted like me, sometimes. She's always funny, energetic. She was an anime nerd, like I am."
The funeral for Cynthia Hoffman is Thursday at 4:00 p.m. at Anchorage's Faith Community Baptist Church.
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