20-year-old Earl Youngs had his whole life in front of him. He was planning to marry Alyssa, the love of his life this fall but that day will never come. Earl was killed in a hit and run accident on January 15th.

Earl was walking on Route 11 in Great Bend early in the morning on January 15th when he was killed by a hit and run driver.

Joan Wright

The community has rallied around Earl’s family and a benefit to help pay for Earl’s funeral expenses will be held Saturday February 8th at Valley Lanes in Great Bend, PA from 4pm-11pm. A donation of $10 per person or $25 per family (up to 4 people) is requested. Your donation includes food and drinks.

At the benefit, there will be a baskets and gift certificate raffle as well as bowling specials. Entertainment will be provided by Denny G Entertainment with Russ Seymour and his one man band.

Joan Wright

If you have any questions about the benefit for the family of Earl Youngs, please call Joan Wright at 607-821-9059.

If you’re not able to make it to the benefit, but would like to help the family, monetary donations can be sent to Tuttle Yeisley Funeral Home, Hallstead, PA, in Earl Young’s name.

*100% of the proceeds collected at the benefit will be used to pay for funeral costs.