Cracker Barrel Supports Victims’ School District

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BROOKLYN, Ohio -- A restaurant that was the site of a family tragedy is giving the community a chance to support the late victims' school district.

Kerri Allen, 9, and Kayla Allen, 10, were shot by their father at the Brooklyn Cracker Barrel on April 12.

Kevin Allen, 51, of Strongsville, also shot his wife Katherina (Kate) before police fired a fatal shot at the armed man.

All three of the victims died as well.

On Monday, the Cracker Barrel on Tiedeman Road will donate 100% of sales from both the restaurant and country store to Strongsville City Schools in memory of Kayla and Kerri Allen.

In a news release detailing the fundraiser, Cracker Barrel representatives said, "Cracker Barrel Old Country StoreĀ® believes that in times of difficulty, families and communities come together. The company is grateful to the Brooklyn, Ohio community for their support and acts of kindness that have been extended to the Allen family and Cracker Barrel employees. Determined to find a way to support the community and continue the healing process, the company has decided to make (Monday) a special day to raise funds for Strongsville City Schools."

The fundraiser lasts until 10 p.m. on Monday when the restaurant closes for the day.

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