BRIGHTON BEACH, NJ - This Sunday February 26 from 1 p.m. and on, there will be the annual Daytona 500 Beef-N-Beer at Kubels' Too Tavern celebration and fundraiser in memory of Margaret Ellen Lyons.
Each year this event benefits the Margaret E. Lyons Memorial Scholarship Fund started by Kevin and Debbie Lyons. Through this fund, the family awards local high school students scholarship money to use towards college expenses every year in memory of Maggie..
Kevin and Debbie Lyons wrote in a letter before the event:
"For those of you that may not know, on April 17th, 1998, our daughter Maggie was born into our family. Little did we know that she was born with a major heart defect and after surgery, succumbed to her illness 10 days later.
After a few years, we thought we would remember her in a happy way by starting a scholarship in her name. Now 15 years later we have raised over $35,000."
"Everyone who has attended over the years has had a wonderful time," said Debbie Lyons. "We feel so loved that our friends and family annually come out to celebrate our daughter with us," .
The public is invited for a great event this Sunday starting at 1 p.m.