Hundreds of friends, family, classmates and teammates showed their love and support for the family of Collin Helms in a caravan drive-by yesterday in Fernandina Beach. The procession was led by the Fernandina Fire and Police Departments. Collin was involved in a tragic accident on March 26. He passed away, at home with his family, on May 29.
Karen moved to Fernandina Beach eight years ago after working in Chicago as a senior public relations specialist for the Midwestern regional office of the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency. Prior to that, she was an editor, columnist and writer for a chain of Chicago newspapers , an account executive for several Chicago public relations agencies and proprietor of her own pr/marketing business. She grew up and earned her journalism degree in Wisconsin.