She is 24 years old, a single mother of three - twin girls and a boy. She is one of four girls. Her name is Rebekah Hutchins. Rebekah is a waitress at a Black Mountain hotel. She returned from work on Friday, June 1, 2012 to her mothers house where her son, four year old Kaden Scott and her two year old twin girls, MacKenzie Alazay and Aliana Brooklyn were being kept. To her amazement, police cars were in the yard and all over the house. It was then that she learned that MacKenzie had fallen into the four foot plastic swimming pool in the front yard. She was quickly transported to Mission Hospital by helicopter, but it was too late. Rebekah’s precious twin daughter, MacKenzie was buried the following Thursday at the Hutchins home church. Her mother is still trying to cope. She says she still talks to her daughter while embracing MacKenzie’s sister, Aliana, and brother, Kaden. She remains in shock. Family and friends constantly offer her support.
The Rutherford County Corvette Club, as usual, was quick to respond. They have put together a special benefit car show in honor of MacKenzie- The MacKenzie Hutchins Fund. It will be held on the campus of Isothermal Community College on Saturday, June 30th. It starts at 9am until 3pm. The event will host three praise and worship bands from area churches. The benefit car show will also feature a panorama of corvettes and other vintage and muscle cars. All the proceeds will go to the MacKenzie Hutchins Fund. It will help with remaining expenses incurred from the tragedy and be given to Rebekah, Aliana and Kaden. With tears running down her cheeks, Rebekah told me as I sat with her and the children: “It’s not about the money, I want it to be about respect for my daughter in heaven. That’s what is most important to me.” She also showed strength of faith when she said: “...God knows what He’s doing, because he’s got the best... my angel!”
Barry Bumgardner, President of the Rutherford County Corvette Club said: “I just think it is an excellent opportunity for our club to, once again, give and help our community when in need or suffering. We feel very privileged to be able to do this.” The club recently gave $500 to the Shriners Hospital. The club, although headquartered in Rutherford County, now has hundreds of members from all over other counties and states.
On Saturday, June 30th beginning at 9 a.m. a respectful crowd will gather at ICC to honor a little two year old girl
called to be with God. You, your family and friends are invited. We hope to see you there.