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Community comes together for Loofe benefit

Community wearing green in support of family

NELIGH, Neb. - The community in Sydney Loofe's northeast Nebraska hometown came together Tuesday afternoon to mourn her loss.

A benefit to help out the Loofe family took place at Neligh-Oakdale High School, where she graduated.

As the search is over now, Sydney's community came together Tuesday night in these hallways she used to walk in her hometown high school and where her father has been the principal for 18 years. 

We're told all school employees organized this event when her dad was away for a day a few weeks ago, although it was planned when Sydney was still missing, they decided to continue with it just one day after her body was found. 

This benefit is raising money for the Loofe family, with people showing up to eat a soup dinner together and pay their respects. 

All in attendance are wearing green, the color that signifies a missing person.

Its also worth noting that one man went to 3 different communities and bought out all green lights; he's selling those lights for the benefit. 

In a time of lingering questions and immense grief, Sydney's community is certainly stronger together. 

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