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Black Sheep Brigade Benefit Set For David Huber

David Huber

CELORON — A benefit for David Huber is set to be held at the Celoron American Legion this Sunday.

Huber is an area resident and president of Brothers By Choice. He has been a part of the Kennedy Fire Department for 10 years. He was in the Marines for three years and the Chautauqua County Technical Rescue team for three years. Recently he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. As a part of Brothers By Choice, Huber has helped with many benefits for others over the years, one of the many reasons why the group Black Sheep Brigade decided to host this benefit.

“After years of running benefits and helping people, it’s his turn to need help,” said Jill Patterson of the Black Sheep Brigade.

The Black Sheep Brigade is a group of people from the local area that helps to put on benefits for people. There are members from Jamestown, Frewsburg, and even Pennsylvania. Patterson described them as “a wandering group of people that get together and do what needs done”.

Sunday’s benefit at the legion will be held from 1-6 p.m. There will be plenty to eat and a few items to auction.

“There will be plenty of food,” Patterson said. “We tend to overdo it, so no one will go home hungry. We will have a dessert auction, and stuffed shells that we will be auctioning. We had an autographed Stephon Diggs jersey donated that we will also be auctioning. There will be music and karaoke.”

Patterson said there will also be a family-friendly competition between some local celebrities, such as County Executive PJ Wendel. Tony Neubauer, a veteran who was also permanently disabled after a 2019 shooting at the Bullfrog Hotel, and who is also a part of the Buffalo Paralympic Football team, will be refereeing the competition. There will also be an offering from a local tattoo parlor.

For those who want to donate but cannot make the event, items or money can be dropped off at the legion with the bartender and a note saying what it is for, or you can contact Patterson at 716-450-7899.

There will be no charge to get in, and meals cost $15, with $10 for children six and up, and below six is free. Meals will include the “world-famous” three leg chicken.

“We also reserve the right to give cookies to stray children,” Patterson said.

As a part of the Brothers By Choice Organization, Huber has helped to donate money to those in need and specifically those who they hear about that others might not have. Most recently the group has donated to the Ucan Mission. Huber also encouraged people to come to the benefit.

“Come out, have a good time, and see some old friends,” Huber said.

Patterson said that overall people should come to the benefit to help others and because Huber has also been helping people for years.

“It’s doing good,” Patterson said. “(Huber) has been helping people in ways like this for decades. There will be good food, a lot of fun, and also helping others just feels good. I think that’s human nature. During the lockdown we had over the last few years it was hard because we were not able to be out and be there for each other, so let’s be there now. This is how we can give.”

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