Jul 25, 2014

Benefit Set for Musician Who Lost Home in Fire

The event will be held on Jan. 20 at Cowfish in Hampton Bays.

Benefit Set for Musician Who Lost Home in Fire
When a fire ravished the Mastic home of musician Bryan Clay, who graduated Hampton Bays High School, and his wife, Carol, everything was lost — Not only was their home unlivable, but lost were Bryan's treasured instruments, including a piano and autographed guitars, and 14 cats that Carol took care of for the Long Island Spay & Neuter Fund.

Their home caught fire on Dec. 8 and was found burned to the ground after coming home from Clays birthday celebration — the couple had no insurance on their home.

To help the couple back on their feet, Hampton Bays resident Timothy Bennett, who is Clay's brother, is putting on a benefit at Cowfish in Hampton Bays on Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 20 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

"Bryan and Carol are so generous to the community, on all holidays, they open their doors to anyone alone or who needs a meal," said Bennett. "We need help from the community to rebuild their home."

The event will feature raffles, music and karaoke and food. The cost:$30 donation.

Donations can also me sent to: Tim Bennett, P.O.box 328,Hampton Bays, NY 11946. For more information, call 516-902-9987.

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