Liberty Tanner kisses her newborn daughter, Olivia Grace Horning. Tanner was killed in a chain-reaction car accident in Hastings in January.
continued In fact, it was Olivia that prompted Tanner to attend cosmetology school.
“She was going to cosmetology school to become a hairdresser so she could give her daughter a good life,” D’Uva said. “She wanted to start a college fund for her.”
D’Uva said Tanner’s deep devotion to her daughter was typical of the 2011 Altmar-Parish-Williamstown grad; family was a top priority for her.
“She was really all about family. That was so important to her,” D’Uva said. “She just would do anything for anybody. She was always there for anybody.”
In order to help fill Tanner’s dreams for the little girl, Five Star Martial Arts, where Tanner’s fiancé was a member, will hold a fundraiser in her honor from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at their North Syracuse facility, located at 7575 Buckley Road in Sugarwood Plaza.
“We’ve been going to karate for almost three years,” D’Uva said. “Liberty didn’t join, but she always went with us and brought Olivia. She was very much a part of the Five Star family.”
The event will feature a silent auction, raffles, food and live music, as well as a Karate Kick-a-thon at 3:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Tanner’s daughter Olivia. Tickets, which cost $15 each, can be purchased at Five Star. For more information, call 935-5874.
“It’s awesome that they wanted to do this for her and for Olivia and Ed and everybody,” D’Uva said. “I think it’s so awesome that they’re putting the effort and energy into doing this.”