As the community continues to mourn the untimely passing of , a local business owner has generously decided to help the victim's family in their time of need.
John Scioli, owner of , will host a benefit at his shop on Sunday, July 29, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with all proceeds going to the family of Brian Clarke, who succumbed to his injuries on Monday after being .
"I decided to host this benefit because it is a tragic thing when such a young man loses his life," said Scioli. "Parents are not supposed to bury their children. It is a tragedy that struck home, being a parent myself. I am doing this to add a little financial support to help the family in this time of grief and sadness."
, who knew both the victim and his father through frequent visits to his barber shop, said the benefit will feature numerous items for raffle, including high-end women's sunglasses, gift certificates to local restaurants and "other neat items." Additionally, Pat Hoffman, owner of , will be giving out samples from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside the shop.
"There has been overwhelming support from the community in way of donations and giveaways for our auction -- or raffle, if you may," said Scioli, adding that every cent brought in by the shop on Sunday, including donations, raffles, , and even tips, would go to the Clarke family.
John's Old School New Skool Barber Shop is located at 546 Main Street in Schwenksville. For more information on the benefit, visit Johnsoldschool.com or reach them by phone at 610-906-0063.