Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — It was a love-fest for the family of Tyler Miller at Sunday’s memorial benefit in Barker. In troubled times, our community comes together and we can be especially proud of the young people from two communities who have helped celebrate Ty’s life by supporting his family.
There were lots of folks, young and old, sporting Family TM shirts and Ty’s number. While there were hundreds of folks who helped, special thanks to the extended Callaghan and Harris families, the Remingtons and PWT staff, Sarah Jenks and crew, Donna Eick, New England Seafood and Kim Matheis for basket storage and the Barker Fire Department for their hall and assistance throughout. Thanks to Sheriff Jim Voutour for lending his auction talents, Tyler’s uncle Rich Fountain and his band Grape Jelly for joining Wayne Rider and friends onstage and to the BarLyn and Barker football communities. Monetary donations may still be made at any Key Bank branch to the Tyler Miller Memorial Fund.
You can still order a “Family TM” tee shirt, with Ty’s 00 number, for $10. The first order goes out tomorrow but you can order through the end of the month by calling Jim Harris at 795-3290. “Fly high in heaven, Ty” window decals are being sold, with proceeds to the Miller family. To get your $5 decal, contact Kim Matheis at 213-8347 or stop by 1725 Pallister Ave. in Barker.
• Barker is looking for a few good scouts! Boys age 11 and older (or completed the 5th grade) are invited to join the Barker group. They meet from 7 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Lions Community Center on Main Street. The scouts work on merit badges, go camping, have fun outings like the corn maze and Lasertron, along with performing community service, etc. They try to plan every other year to go to a high adventure camp. They just went to the Florida Keys in August and got certified in scuba diving and a couple of years ago they went hiking in the mountains of New Mexico. For more information contact Brian Carmer at (585) 590-0733.