Benefit concert planned for Bukovinsky family

NORTH CREEK A benefit concert for the family of Wayne Wayno Bukovinsky will be held on July 12, at the Ski Bowl Park. Sponsored by the North River and North Creek volunteer fire departments and starting at 12 noon, the event will feature live musical entertainment, food, a 50/50 raffle, benefit auctions, and more. Bukovinsky, a North River resident, was critically injured in a motorcycle accident in April of this year. Following an extended stay in Albany Medical Center, he has been recovering in a Schenectady rehabilitation center. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Bukovinsky family to help defray the cost of increasing medical expenses. Were doing this because Wayno has been a North River firefighter for over 12 years, North River VFD Chief, John Donohue, says. Hes going to be recovering for a long time and the family needs help getting through everything they have to deal with. Were trying to raise as many funds for them as we can. Donohue also notes the relationship that his department shares with the entire Bukovinsky family, all of which are members of the department. The whole family is a part of our company and theres no way we wouldnt do a benefit for them, Donohue says. Wayno, his wife Tammy, and their two kids are a wonderful family and an asset to our small community. The benefit concert follows a recent announcement by Creative Stage Lighting Co., Inc. regarding the establishment of a benefit fund for Bukovinsky, a long-term employee with the company. As an active member of the entertainment touring industry, Bukovinsky has worked with Creative Stage Lighting for over 15 years. He recently was lighting crew chief on Jill Scotts The Real Thing tour, and Meat Loafs Bat Out of Hell III tour. He also served as a lighting technician with Maroon 5. Stephen Studnicky, Industrial Sales Manager at Creative Stage Lighting, has organized the recovery fund on his behalf. Contributions can be made to: Wayne M. Bukovinsky Benefit Fund, c/o Steve Studnicky, 287 Bird Pond Road, North Creek, NY 12853. Checks should be made payable to the Wayne M. Bukovinsky Benefit Fund. For more information on the benefit concert or to make a donation, contact (518) 251-2467.

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