The Hamlin Fire Department has named their carnival building in memory of their former president Paul R. Seifert. Paul died on March 23, 2017 at the age of 80.
"In many different ways Paul touched the firefigheters, junior firefighters and many people in our community," said Michael Gross, current president of the Hamlin Fire Department.
A veteran of the United States Air Force, he volunteered with the Brockport and Hamlin Fire Departments for over 50 years and was a charter member of Brockport Ambulance.
Paul was also very active with St. Johns Lutheran Church in Hamlin and Hamlin Exempts.
A well attended dedication ceremony for the re-named building (which Paul helped build) was held on July 23.
"The building is such an important part of our community and the carnival and I know he'd be very proud," said Paul's son Paul Jr. "PR" Seifert. "A lot of him is already in the building. He was hugely involved in the carnival and loved the fire department."
UPDATE: The benefit for Stacey planned for 5/6 at the Vets Club has been postponed due to inclement weather. The new date is June 10.
Two upcoming benefits are planned to support Stacey Roberts - a long time Hamlin resident who was diagnosed with glioblastoma (a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer) on February 27, 2017.
Stacey and her husband Mike have three children who attend Brockport High School. An active community and scouting volunteer, Stacey works at
USA apparel in Brockport.
All money raised at the benefits will be used to offset the mounting expenses associated with Stacey's condition.
April 29, 5 p.m.
Begin at Brockport's C&S Saloon, 34 Main Street, where you will receive a tee-shirt, punch card and lei. There will be food and drink specials at the participating pubs. The cost is $15.
Standing With Stacey
May 6, 12 to 6 p.m.
Benefit will be held at the Brockport Area Veterans Club, 222 West Ave. There will be entertainment, raffles, vendors, food trucks, kids events and more.