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Fundraiser honors fallen firefighter

MIDDLEBURY — Several area businesses will be teaming up to raise money for the Middlebury Fire Department the weekend of July 19-20 as part of a fundraiser in honor of former firefighter Adam Myers.
Myers was a dedicated member of the Middlebury Fire Department until his tragic death in a car accident on July 20, 2011. He left behind a loving wife, two sons and many more friends and family along with a legacy of community service.
The second annual Adam Myers Memorial Fundraiser for the Middlebury Fire Department will be a weekend-long event made possible by the generous contributions of organizations such as the Blueberry Hill Inn, Vermont Shade & Blind, r.k. Miles, Two Brothers Tavern, Goodro Lumber, artists Nancie Dunn and Mike Mayone, Marble Works Partnership, Otter Creek Brewing, Woodchuck Cider, American Flatbread, Noonie Deli, Vermont Federal Credit Union, Otter Creek Yoga, Aubuchon Hardware, Champlain Valley Plumbing & Heating and many more who have donated cash or items to be raffled off in Myers’ memory to benefit the Middlebury Fire Department.
Friends and family will be traveling from across the country to honor Myers’ memory and to support the MFD. Ryan Emilio of the MFD tried to explain just how much Myers meant to the fire department: “Adam was in integral part of our technical rescue team and a huge champion of everything we do here at the department. His hard work, dedication and enthusiasm can never be replaced and will never be forgotten.”
Holmes Jacobs, a friend and former employer of Myers’ at Two Brothers Tavern reiterated how big a loss Myers’ death was to the community. “Adam was a wonderful individual. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and friend. His civic service to the community will be missed on so many levels, and we are proud to honor his memory and dedication to the community by raising money for something he cared so deeply for.”
There will be a Myers Middlebury Mini Muster on Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m.-noon, in which children of all ages are encouraged to join members of the Middlebury Fire Department at the Middlebury Rec Park for fun games, refreshments and a tour of fire engines. That evening, friends and family will be gathering at Two Brothers Tavern to raffle off more than $2,000 in prizes donated by local merchants and artists. Tickets are $2 each or $5 for three and will start going on sale Monday, July 15. Additionally, Two Brothers Tavern will be donating 10 percent of its total sales from Saturday to the Middlebury Fire Department.

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