Local company helps family after daughter passes away

Local company helps family after daughter passes away
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
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Bailey's story (Source: Karen Metcalf)
Bailey's story (Source: Karen Metcalf)
Bailey's story (Source: Karen Metcalf)
Bailey's story (Source: Karen Metcalf)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A local company is working to raise money for a family who recently lost their daughter.

American Design Innovations is raising money for the Kelms family whose daughter Bailey passed away in early July.

Bailey Kelms passed away after several health complications and cancer.

American Design Innovations is auctioning off a bike and all the proceeds going to the Kelms family.

"We are just trying to raise money for her parents for all the financial difficulties they are going through," American Design Innovations Owner Jerry Crump said.

The company is also going a step further by collecting donations at a new motorsports park.

Crump recently purchased the 19 acres American Motor Sports Park and is keeping it free to the public, but encourages donations.

"We aren't charging anything for admission," Crump said. You come in and you donate if you want to donate. If you can't afford to donate that is fine too."

The donations will go to the Kelms family and other worthy charities, according to Crump.

The grand opening of the park will be October 1.

Crump said the park will have a motor cross track, four wheeler track, and a mud bog track.

He also said the park will be family friendly and have concessions in the future.

Karen Metcalf with American Design Innovations said Bailey was the inspiration for the park.

"She is our inspiration and hopefully, we will go places with that," Metcalf said. "She rode a lot of four wheelers so we are using her as an inspiration for the park and her mom told me that is what Bailey wanted, to make sure there is something for kids to do and that is what we want to do."

Crump said they are excited for the opening of the park and hope it is a success.

"Future plans, we would like to have motorcycles out there to where less fortunate kids could come out and ride," Crump said.

Crump and Metcalf said anyone looking to be a part of the auction or donate directly can visit the Facebook page or come to the office.

"We are trying to auction our bike off, trying to get as much as we can for that," Metcalf said. "We have also taken donations."

Crump also said he cannot thank the local businesses enough for their help so far in making the park happen.

"It wouldn't be possible if it wasn't for the help from businesses around Jonesboro," he said. "Jonesboro Tractor Supply is loaning us the equipment to maintain the track and facilities and then Jonesboro Cycle and ATV who is giving us a four wheeler to go from track to track to run the events and start the event."

Crump said so many people have helped on this project and he is fortunate to live in this caring community.

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