Hometown homecoming

Above, pictured with Van Miller at the recent Van Miller Hometown Hero Scholarship Golf Tournament are this year’s winners of the scholarships, Dunkirk High School seniors Christina Aviles and Danielle Dean. From left are Aviles, Miller and Dean. Below, former members of the Buffalo Bills along with a schoolmate from his Dunkirk days joined Miller at the event. Pictured from left are former Bill, Wilmer Fowler, schoolmate Fred Long, Miller, former Bills Ed Rutkowski and Al Bemiller. Although the golfing for the tournament was canceled due to wet conditions at Shorewood Country Club, many participants stuck around to enjoy meeting new friends and catching up with some old ones before dinner was served. Prizes were awarded and golfers were given vouchers to golf at a later date with tee times to be set up with the pro shop. Former Buffalo Bill and now announcer Mark Kelso served as the emcee for the fifth annual event, which had Lake Shore Savings Bank as the main sponsor.