Fundraiser will honor firefighter

MIDDLEBURY — Several area businesses will be teaming up to raise money for the Middlebury Fire Department on Saturday, July 23, 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, friends and family, as well as a legacy of community service.
The fifth 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 r.k. Miles, Storm Cafe, Two Brothers Tavern, Goodro Lumber, Vermont Shade and Blind, Otter Creek Brewing, Woodchuck Cider, Drop-In Brewery, American Flatbread, Marble Works Partnership, artist Mike Mayonne and many more who have donated cash or items to be raffled off. Ryan Emilio, one of Adam’s former colleagues at MFD, explained just how much Adam Myers meant to the Fire Department: “Adam was an 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 Adam at Two Brothers Tavern, reiterated how big a loss Adam’s 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.”
On Saturday, July 23rd, from 10 a.m.-noon, there will be a Myers Middlebury Mini Muster where children of all ages can join members of the Middlebury Fire Department at the Recreational Park for games, refreshments and a tour of fire engines. That evening, beginning at 6 p.m., friends and family will be gathering in the Two Brothers Tavern Lounge to celebrate the Middlebury Fire Department and the life of Adam Myers while raffling off more than $2,000 worth of merchandise and gift certificates. Tickets are $2 each or $5 for three and will go on sale Wednesday, July 20. Two Brothers Tavern will be donating 10 percent of their total sales from Saturday to the Middlebury Fire Department.
The Middlebury Fire Department would like to thank the premiere sponsors of this fundraiser. Due to the generous support of Middlebury College, Bread Loaf View Farm, Woodchuck Hard Cider, Marble Works Partnership, Otter Creek Brewing, IPJ Real Estate, Drop In Brewing, Two Brothers Tavern, Holden Financial, National Bank of Middlebury, J. P. Carrara & Sons and Stonecutters Distillery, more than $5,000 has already been raised in support of the Middlebury Fire Department.

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