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Buster’s Sports Bar and Restaurant will host Hurricane Sandy fundraiser Sunday

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Buster’s Sports Bar and Restaurant is hosting a Hurricane Sandy relief fundraiser this Sunday at noon.

Hurricane Sandy struck the east coast early last week and millions are still without power in southern New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and several other states that were in the path of the massive storm.

The proceeds of the fundraiser will be donated to the American Red Cross, said owner Terry R. Vernsey.A former resident of Florida, Mr. Vernsey said he knows what it’s like to survive a hurricane.

After some storms he said, “we didn’t have power for five, six, seven days. It throws a wrench in your everyday life. Up here we just don’t deal with things like that.”

Mr. Vernsey said he came up with the idea for the fundraiser over the weekend after watching the news and seeing that storm cleanup has a long way to go.

“It’s hard to imagine leaving your house because of the storm and then coming back to nothing,” he said.

Sunday’s fundraiser is going to be a spaghetti dinner that runs from noon to 8 p.m. Meals can be eaten at the restaurant or taken home. Either way, the proceeds will go to helping people struggling with the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Spaghetti and meatballs and salad will be on the menu.

“The more money we can give the better,” said Mr. Vernsey who hopes they will be able to raise at least $1,000.

“The Red Cross is a fantastic organization that always needs money, even when it’s not hurricane season,” said Mr. Vernsey.

Mr. Vernsey said Buster’s is an ideal location for a fundraiser like this.

“For me it’s just shoring up some of the details,” he said of the planning process.

Anyone interested in the meal, or getting an early order in, should call Buster’s at 393-3545.

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