A entertainment of friends to advantage Bentley family – Gloversville Leader

March 12, 2017 - storage organizer

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–>Musician Joe Altieri, a member of a Benefit Band, plays electric guitar during a benefit. (The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

Musician Joe Altieri, a member of a Benefit Band, plays electric guitar during a benefit. (The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

JOHNSTOWN — To a vast extent, a Bentley Benefit Saturday was like a family reunion.

The benefit, with 7 bands and a D.J., was set adult to support Richard and Jun Bentley, whose two-story apparatus storage garage was broken by glow on Jan. 10. The garage hold collection and climbing apparatus for R Bentley Tree Service, reportedly valued during thousands of dollars.

“Your internal musicians are all family,” Bentley said. “We’re all brothers in this–what happens to one chairman affects everybody.”

The eventuality was scheduled from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and by about 4, some-more than 300 people had already attended. The food was donated, so deduction from a $10 admission, 48 raffle baskets and a 50/50 was earmarked for a Bentleys.

“Every dime we move in is donated,” to a Bentleys, pronounced Barbara Fisher, who concurrent a eventuality during a Sammonsville Volunteer Fire Department.

An overview of some of a attendees during a Bentley Benefit. (The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

An overview of some of a attendees during a Bentley Benefit. (The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

Bentley has “known these guys [the musicians] forever,” she said. “They are tighten friends.”

Bentley started out in a song business as a lighting technician and altogether helper, roving around a United States and Canada. Then when babies started coming, Bentley pronounced he got into a tree use business. But his song credentials stayed with him as volunteered to support area bands.

“Richard is a man that would do anything for anybody,” pronounced Phil Schuyler of a Maddhaus rope and organizer of a bands for a benefit. “He’s a kind of man who does a pursuit no one else wants and does it happily,” including “loading apparatus during 4 o’clock in a morning in 10-below weather. He never asks for anything.”

Besides Maddhaus, a bands were Third Rail, The Benefit Band, Our Secret Love Society, Saving Atlantis, Remedy and Doc Orloff’s Blues Elixir. Top Shelf DJ participated.

“I’m blissful a advantage is unequivocally good attended,” pronounced Laura Mealon, who knows Bentley from her work in a Gloversville open works department.

Richard and Jun Bentley's grandson, Matthew Meacham Jr., and his mom, Natalie Meacham, both of Johnstown, dance together to a music. (The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

Richard and Jun Bentley’s grandson, Matthew Meacham Jr., and his mom, Natalie Meacham, both of Johnstown, dance together to a music. (The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

Other people volunteering for a eventuality were Linda Lakata, Alicia Pesce, Harry Russo and John Lakata. Providing lighting was Rob Breuer of Starving Artist Lighting. Sound was by Michael J. Clukey and photography by Bill Trojan.

Musician Bob Buckley, of a rope Third Rail, joins Andi Thatcher, of a rope Our Secret Love Society on stage. (The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

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