Smiley, Texas is frowning over an issue from a benefit barbecue held for two children who lost their parents.
The only problem is the kids say they haven’t gotten any of the money. Now they are asking questions.
“Mostly it hurts. Because she didn’t tell anybody she was sick or nothing,” said 19-year-old Ashley Griffin. Ashley lost her mother two months ago.
“She didn’t want us to worry," said the teen.
But Ashley says they haven’t been given any money from that fundraiser.
Donnie Janicek is the treasurer for the fire department. He said they have been raising money for kids in Smiley, Texas since 1994. They have also been raising money for Ashley and her 13-year-old brother since 2000.
“We’re not going to be able to get rich and buy a mansion off of $5,000. It doesn’t go far in 2012,” says Scottie Griffin.
“I could get a car out of it -- a better car. My little brother would need stuff during school,” Ashley said.
“This trust goes to the same two kids, but there wasn’t a parent left: he said."There was no surviving parent to deal with.
According to Janicek it’s all a misunderstanding. He said if Ashley wants the rest of her money she can apply to the trustees.