Allison Rice was a young adult whose future was tragically cut short over a senseless shooting.
The 21-yr-old was laid to rest on Sept. 21st with many people at her side from her family, friends and even complete strangers who felt they needed to show their support.
“Right now, she’s everyone’s daughter, everyone’s niece, everyone’s cousin. She made a very big impact to people,” said Allie’s aunt Susie Rice Granier.
It’s why the family has decided to get yellow bracelets with the words “Live Like Allie” that they will distribute to anyone who wants one.
“Yellow was her favorite color and it’s bright and cheerful like she was,” said Granier.
The bracelets should arrive Monday, Sept. 26th and will be at various businesses in and around Baton Rouge.
Plus, LSU’s student government is planning a vigil in Allie’s honor next week. Granier said they would hand out bracelets there as well.
They will be free to the public, but if anyone would like to donate to the family to continue providing bracelets, you can venmo to Stephanie Junca. Plus, anyone wishing to donate to the family for Allie’s funeral costs, you can venmo her aunt Susie Granier.
Shed’s BBQ owners Deborah & Chez Ciccone along with several donors are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest(s) & indictment(s) of the individual(s) involved in Allie’s murder.
“She was a very, very loved part of our family and her dad is a part of our ownership. Allie lit up any room she went to and this has just been devastating,” said Ciccone.
Ciccone said Allie had just put in her two weeks notice for bartending at Shed, but it’s why Ciccone said she had just hired her as an assistant over their catering.
“She was still a part of our family and we want the perpetrators of this senseless and ridiculous crime found and hopefully convicted so we want to start this fund,” she said.
Plus, you can always call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 344-STOP.