Recently it has come to our attention that our home community of Paris, lost a young man way too soon. Thomas Lane Minnick lost his life in a tragic boating accident in Bourbon County. He was heavily involved with the Bourbon County Marching Band, for which I was the photographer for several years. Thomas was a two-time State Champion in Class AAA KMEA Marching Band.
My son was a member of the Bourbon County Marching Band for six years, so I know the comradery and lifelong friendships that grew from that activity. I ask, as a friend, parent and member of this community, that you please donate if you are able. All involved will certainly be thankful.
Thomas and family are far from rich and definitely not prepared for the loss or the expenses involved. Bourbon County Marching Band President Shelly Zonker has started a gofundme to help alleviate some of this terrible tragedy.
Thank you so much from the Capture Kentucky family. May God Bless Thomas and our community. Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with everyone touched by this tragedy.
To donate, please follow this link.
**Article Written By Mr. Sam Presley III. Sam is a native of New York and long-time friend of both myself and Jonathan Newsome.
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