School to celebrate life of teacher (5/14/09)

May 14, 2009

A celebration of the life of Williston Central School teacher Al Myers will be held at noon on Saturday. Myers taught at Williston Central for more than 30 years before passing away on April 25, following a fall from a ladder in the school’s auditorium.

School officials released details this week about the celebration, which is expected to draw huge crowds on May 16. Ceremonies will be held in the Williston Central School auditorium and the school’s new gym. Performances in both locations will be shown on closed-circuit televisions so all attendees can be part of the celebration.

The ceremony is expected to last 90 minutes and feature speakers and songs from people close to Myers. His family has created a DVD presentation, and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Lyric Theatre and the Williston School District are expected speak. A proclamation honoring Myers, which was read at the State House last week, will also be shared.

The Champlain Valley Civil War Reenactors will also be on hand with a three-gun salute outside after the ceremony.

Parking will be available at Williston Central School and Williston Community Park, the Williston Town Offices and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

Parking will also be available at Allen Brook School, where a shuttle bus will be provided.

Doors to Williston Central School will open at 11:15 a.m.

School officials are looking for volunteers to usher the event and help with parking. To assist with ushering, call Tracey Barth at 879-1930. To help with parking, call Kathy Bresee at 951-1642.