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Benefit to Raise Money for Children of Bill Barlow

SOMERS, N.Y. - Bring your appetite on Monday, December 19, when a Super Spaghetti Dinner to the Amawalk Firehouse is scheduled  to raise money for the school-aged kids of late Somers firefighter Bill Barlow, who died tragically on November 6.

Dennis Dunstan, former scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 376, remembers how Bill Sr. helped the troop out during the four years Billy Jr. was a scout. “Bill would do anything for anybody,” Dunstan said. “Now everybody wants to be involved in this tribute. The Fire Department, the three churches [St. Joseph’s, St. Luke’s and Good Shepherd], the Girl Scouts and the Boy Scouts.” 

Alexa is a Girl Scout and Billy a Life Scout, which is one step down from Eagle Scout. “The kids were very close to their father,” Dunstan added.

Local businesses are generously contributing to the event. The vendors from the A&P are donating chips and pretzels, pasta is coming from Il Forno and Le Fontane, Jesse’s Deli is donating 30 gallons of tomato sauce. The Mahopac McDonald’s is supplying the hot and cold cups.

Food preparation will be in the capable hand of Barlow family friend, Sheilah Schmidt, a professional chef, assisted by volunteer firemen. The menu will be rounded out with meatballs, hard rolls and salad. Scouts will be on hand to bus tables and accept additional cash donations.

Tickets will be sold by Pack #11 Scouts on Friday, December 16 at their 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. meeting at Primrose School. The Church of the Good Shepherd and St. Luke’s Episcopal will have tickets available at all masses on Sunday, December 18. Tickets will also be available at the door of the Amawalk Fire House on the evening of the event. The price is $15 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under.

The Super Spaghetti Dinner starts at 5:30 on Monday, December 19 and will end about 8:30. The date of December 19th was chosen because it was Bill senior’s birthday. 

For further information, contact Dennis Dunstan at 914-643-8851, BOX2TANKS@aol.com. If you would like to make a donation, checks (payable to Tricia Barlow) can be sent to: Barlow Fundraiser, ? Dunstan, 42 Crest Drive, Yorktown, NY 10598.

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