Vigil in Lyndonville at 8 p.m. in honor of Megan Dix, Bill Carpenter
LYNDONVILLE – There will be a candlelight vigil at 8 p.m. today in honor of Megan Dix and Bill Carpenter.
The vigil starts at the school. The public is welcome to attend and is encouraged to bring their own candles.
Bill Carpenter, 60, died in a motorcycle crash on Sunday. He hit a deer at about 6:30 a.m. in Carlton. Carpenter was most recently working as a state corrections officer. He also had worked 26 years at Kodak Kodachrome and Ektachrome Research and four years for Lyndonville Central School in maintenance. He was an active member of the Yates Baptist Church. He also was in numerous local bands over the years, playing keyboards, guitar and lead vocals. Bill is survived by his wife Elizabeth, a son, and three stepdaughters.
Megan Dix, 33, was shot in a random act of violence last Friday, Aug. 25, while taking her lunch break at a small parking lot near Lowe’s, where she worked in Brockport.
Megan is the youngest of eight siblings. She and her husband, Chris, have an 8-year-old son, CJ. Today is Megan’s 34th birthday.
A GoFundMe (click here) was established to support the family has raised more than $20,000 in the past five days, with nearly 350 people donating.