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2017-09-07 / Editorials

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Cheektowaga Editor

SAVE THE DATE — September is back-to-school month, but that doesn’t mean there is a lack of events happening around Cheektowaga.

At 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, Councilman

James P. Rogowski will hold a brief ceremony and wreath-placing in honor of the men and women who died as a result of the 9/11 attacks. The ceremony will be held at the Veterans Monument in Town Park, 2600 Harlem Road.

Cheektowaga Central will host a multicultural fair from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in the Union East Elementary School parking lot, 3550 Union Road. The festival, which is free, will be geared toward children and their families. It will feature food, entertainment and activities.

The Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce will hold its 51st annual awards dinner on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave. Cocktails will begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6 p.m. The ceremony will honor Walden Galleria, Pyramid Companies, as Large Business of the Year; Onion Studio as Small Business of the Year; Wegmans, with the Innovation Award; Mobile Safety Net Team, for the Community Service Award; Kathy Wild as Citizen of the Year; and Apple Tree Business Park. Individual tickets are $50. Visit www.cheektowaga.org for reservations, sponsorship opportunities or more information.

For more information on these events and others this month, check out our What’s Going On and Bee Entertained sections each week.

HURRICANE HARVEY — After Hurricane Harvey, hundreds of experienced American Red Cross volunteers and employees are working to provide shelter and supplies to Gulf Coast residents affected by Harvey.

Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in our busy schedules, but it’s important to think of those who may be struggling elsewhere after a tragedy or natural disaster. It’s amazing to see communities come together and support those who have been affected, and any help goes a long way.

According to the Red Cross, the organization is mobilizing its disaster partners to support feeding, child care, disaster assessment and other disaster services.

To assist those affected by Harvey, visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

GENEALOGICAL FAIR —The Polish Genealogical Society of New York State will hold its ninth annual Genealogical Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at St. Gabriel’s Church, 5271 Clinton St., Elma. The fair includes family tree displays, surname searches, and research assistance and presentations. Genealogical societies participating include the Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society, the Italian Genealogical Society of Western New York, the Western New York Genealogical Society and others.

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