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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
PRESS PHOTO BY DERON CHRISTMANThe family of Bruce A. “Buddy” Miller Jr. — from left, fiancee Francesca Gianguzi, mother Lynn Miller and sister Lori Generose — greet attendees of a memorial ride and car show April 27 at Becky’s Drive-In Theatre, Berlinsville. PRESS PHOTO BY DERON CHRISTMANThe family of Bruce A. “Buddy” Miller Jr. — from left, fiancee Francesca Gianguzi, mother Lynn Miller and sister Lori Generose — greet attendees of a memorial ride and car show April 27 at Becky’s Drive-In Theatre, Berlinsville.
Becky’s spacious grounds are filled with cars during the event. Becky’s spacious grounds are filled with cars during the event.
PRESS PHOTO BY DERON CHRISTMANDonald Kuntz, of Walnutport, puts his 1955 Desoto on display during a car show April 27 to benefit the family of Bruce A. “Buddy” Miller Jr. and his son, Bruce Alan Miller, who died in a fire in Danielsville Jan. 21. PRESS PHOTO BY DERON CHRISTMANDonald Kuntz, of Walnutport, puts his 1955 Desoto on display during a car show April 27 to benefit the family of Bruce A. “Buddy” Miller Jr. and his son, Bruce Alan Miller, who died in a fire in Danielsville Jan. 21.

Miller family benefit is held at Becky’s

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by DERON CHRISTMAN Special to The Press in Local News

Memorial ride, car show proceeds also go to police

A fundraiser to benefit the family of a father and son who lost their lives in a house fire in January was held April 27 at Becky’s Drive-In Theatre, Berlinsville.

Bruce A. “Buddy” Miller Jr. and his son, Bruce Alan Miller, died after a fire broke out at their home on Blue Mountain Drive, Danielsville, Jan. 21.

The drive-in was the meeting site for the Miller Memorial Ride, which featured hundreds of bikes and riders from numerous motorcycle clubs in the area.

Marshall Mauer, of Allentown and a member of the Lehigh Valley Hawk Motorcycle Club, said, “We love to ride, and we love to do it for a good cause.”

Coordinator Janet Sheats, of Danielsville, added, “Seventy-five percent of the proceeds go to the Miller family, and 25 percent go to the Lehigh Township Police Department to offset the cost of a bulletproof vest for K-9 officer Cash. We are also raising funds for Pennsylvania State Police Camp Cadet in Orefield.”

Another highlight of the day was a car show, which brought in many classic vehicles as well as newer 4x4s and luxury SUVs. The outdoor theater’s rows were full of auto oddities and machines of the past, with tint and chrome everywhere.

“There are three car shows in the area today, but we chose the most important event,” said Bob Drago, of Schnecksville, who drove to Lehigh Township in his 1923 Ford C-Cab.

The brisk wind didn’t scare off the blanket-sporting table vendors, who sold candles, figurines, hemp and CBD products, outdoor decor, women’s fashions, cigars and cookware.

Baked goods, ice cream and walking tacos were munched on heartily as people bid on baskets and items at the silent auction. Children rode the Becky’s Express train across the property and stopped in at the face painting and balloon stands.