Fundraiser planned for Sweet family

A fundraiser to help the family of the late 2-year-old Emma Sweet has been planned.

SantaCause for Emma is planned from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Two Worlds Clubhouse, 2851 Two Worlds Drive, in Columbus. Organizer Jeff Whittington said if people are still in line at 6 p.m., photos will continue until everyone has a chance to participate.

Pictures with Santa will be offered from 3 to 6 p.m. at $10 per photo, with all proceeds going to the Sweet family.

Emma Sweet was found deceased in the East Fork White River on Nov. 28 after a three day search. She was reported missing on Thanksgiving day after disappearing Nov. 24 with her father in a truck that was later found submerged in the East Fork White River.

Her father, Jeremy Sweet, 39, of 1415 N. County Road 850E, was charged in Bartholomew Superior Court 1 with Level 1 felony neglect of a dependent resulting in death, accused of intentionally placing his daughter in a situation that endangered her life and health and resulted in her death. Emma Sweet’s funeral was held on Saturday.