Saturday, September 1, 2012
Spring-Ford High School football started their regular season with a tribute to a lost teammate and a moment of silence for a lost classmate.
Standing quietly, helmets under their arms, the Spring-Ford High School football team watched as Brian Clarke's parents Kathleen and Brian Sr. served as honorary team captains for Friday night's opening game against Whitehall High School. Several players wiped tears away as four white doves were released. The Clarkes were given Brian's last game-worn jersey from last year, as well as a new jersey with Brian's number 44 on it. They were also gifted with a framed shield and a football signed by the players. Brian died in July after suffering injuries from being hit by a car on Township Line Road. The team also held a moment of silence for another former football player, Austin Perdue, who was killed in an accident just a few weeks ago. …
Monday, July 30, 2012
John Scioli holds fundraiser at Schwenksville shop
John's Old School New Skool Barber Shop was the site today of a fundraiser to benefit a local family. Normally, Scioli's shop is closed on Sundays, but he opened today specifically to raise money for the family of local teenager Brian Clarke, who passed last week after suffering injuries in an accident. Scioli charged $20 for haircuts and was holding a raffle. Raffle prizes included a Kona Ice party courtesy of owner Pat Hoffman, gift certificates from several local businesses, and one of Scioli's prized Elvis busts. Hoffman was parked in Scioli's parking lot giving out samples. He also donated his proceeds to the Brian Clarke Memorial Fund. Scioli told Patch at the end of the day that he raised $553.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
John Scioli, owner of John's Old School New Skool Barber Shop, will host a benefit on Sunday with proceeds going to the family of Brian Clarke, who died from injuries sustained after he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike on July 11.
As the community continues to mourn the untimely passing of 16-year-old Brian Clarke, a local business owner has generously decided to help the victim's family in their time of need. John Scioli, owner of John's Old School New Skool Barber Shop, 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 struck by a vehicle while riding his bike on July 11. "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 …