Fish fries to benefit skate park project
Cranberry Eagle
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January 28, 2013

ZELIENOPLE — Saturday marked the third anniversary of the accident that killed three teenagers when their vehicle slid off an icy road and into a lake outside the borough.

The Zelie Memorial Skate Park will host seven weeks of Fish Fry Fridays during Lent to raise money to fund the skate park. The fish fries start on Feb. 15 and will continue until March 29 to help memorialize the three young firefighters who died on Jan. 26, 2010. This is the second year for the fundraiser.

The fish fries will be at American Legion Post 474 on West New Castle Street from 4 to 8 p.m. for eat-in or carry out. Meals are $10 for adults and $6 for children.

To place a carry-out order, call 724-831-4570.

Proceeds will help complete the dream of Trevor Barkley, one of the teens killed in the accident, and build the skate park.

The Zelie Memorial Skate Park is headed by co-presidents Linda Gass, Trevor’s mother, and his father, Jeff Barkley.

The group is teamed up with Friends of the Park.

It was Trevor’s dream and the senior project he completed on the day of the accident to build a skate park where youth could go to “keep out of trouble.”

Shortly after the accident, Linda found out about Trevor’s project and his dream of a skate park.

She said, “I don’t believe it was an accident that Trevor finished his poster on the very day of this horrific accident, and I feel God leading me to help get this skate park built for our community, in honor of our boy’s we all lost, my son Trevor Barkley, Sam Bucci and Elijah Lunsford.”