Lyndonville has new bench in memory of 2 recent graduates

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 28 August 2020 at 3:40 pm

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LYNDONVILLE – This bench arrived on Thursday and is in front of the Lyndonville school on Housel Avenue. The Lyndonville Sports Boosters paid for the bench in memory of Brooke Allen and Richard Forder.

They died in a car accident on Oct. 10, 2019 on their way to work at Lake Ridge Fruit, an apple packing facility on Route 104 in Gaines.

Allen, 21, was a 2016 Lyndonville graduate. She loved the outdoors. She was in band and chorus, played volleyball and attended Orleans-Niagara BOCES for cosmetology. She was a devoted mother to her son, River.

Forder, 20, a 2018 Lyndonville graduate, enjoyed fishing and spending time with his nephews. He was a key player on Lyndonville’s playoff basketball teams.

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