Favia returns home as fundraiser plans are finalized for Aug. 20

| 22 Feb 2012 | 01:26

    HIGHLAND MILLS - Anthony Favia, the Highland Mills man who suffered critical injuries in a July 4 motorcycle accident on the section of Route 17 West known as the Wurtsboro Mountain, was discharged from Westchester Medical Center last Saturday and returned home, surprising his three daughters. Favia was driven home by his cousin as wife Keren waited for his arrival with her video camera to capture the look of surprise and happiness on the three girls’ faces as they realized it was their father in the car. For the short-term, he’ll be receiving physical therapy care at home until his prosthetic leg is readied. In the meantime, family and friends have finalized plans for a benefit to financially assist the Favia family. The Aug. 20 event, which takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Earl Reservoir in Highland Mills, will feature DJ “O” and MC “Pearl” with music by Erol Ogut, a light dinner, arts and crafts and a clown to entertain children as well as a 50/50 raffle and tricky trays. The Town of Woodbury Parks and Recreation Department is donating the use of its facilities for the benefit, but Woodbury residency is not required to attend the event, according to organizers. The suggested donation is $15 for adults and $5 per child, although any donation amount will be accepted. The rain date will be Friday, Aug. 27. Donations may also be sent to: The Friends of the Favia Family, P.O. Box 634, Highland Mills, N.Y. 10930. - Nancy Kriz