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Parnham family raises the "bar" for ultimate backyard set-up

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Posted at 7:05 PM, Sep 24, 2020

KESWICK, Ontario (WKBW) — It's a view that's one of a kind and never gets old.

"I look out my window and it's just my backyard," Blake Parnham said. "But for everybody else, and particularly Bills fans, it's going to be one of the cooler things they see."

A former store display turned sandbox is now the ultimate backyard accessory belonging to the Parnham family in Keswick, Ontario.

"Why don't we make a bar?" Parnham said when his family was talking about what to do with the sandbox. "We've got this great opportunity, we've got this massive helmet, we've got the space for it now."

It's called the Bills Helmet Bar and is a 12 x 12 foot structure that's the ultimate place to watch a game. There's beer, there's food, and there's plenty of memorabilia like a 1991 team set of playing cards and a signed Jim Kelly picture.

"We actually had somebody drive here and said you need to have these [Thurman Thomas towels] and they came all the way from Toronto," Rick Parnham said. "I asked them what brings you to Keswick and they said your helmet. We had to see it."

Because since their first post, they've gained national attention. The NFL and NFL Canada are just two of the many outlets sharing the bar on their social media pages. Fans all over followed suit.

"It's amazing to see how many Bills fans there are not just in Canada but across the world," Rick said.

A fanbase that celebrates people like the Parnham family. They didn't just build a bar, they built a place for current and future Bills mafia.

"We want to share it with fans and it's been a big hit so far," Rick said.

"We want to create a culture of Bills fans here," Blake added. "It's where we're from and if people from your neck of the woods want to come and visit one day, when you can, then that would be great too."

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