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2018-11-08 / Editorials

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Cheektowaga Editor

SAVE THE DATE — The Town of Cheektowaga Christmas tree-lighting event will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at Cheektowaga Town Hall, 3301 Broadway. The Cheektowaga Sloan School District Chorus will sing Christmas carols on the steps of Town Hall, followed by hot chocolate, cider, face painting and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus in a mini fire truck and ATV parade at the Cheektowaga Senior Center. The Cheektowaga Historical Museum and Caboose will also be open for tours.

Every Person Influences Children and the Parent Network of WNY will hold the second annual WNY Family Engagement Conference on Thursday, Nov. 29, at Grapevine Banquets, 333 Dick Road.

According to the group, the conference will support those who strive for excellence in family-school-community partnerships.

Tickets are $150 and include morning and afternoon snacks and lunch. To register or for more information, go to www.wnyfamilyengagement.org or call 332-4170.

Finally, St. Mary of the Assumption Church will offer a men’s Bible study group at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, in Room 140 at the St. Mary’s Elementary School building, 2 St. Mary’s Hill, Lancaster. Call 573-6191 for details.

VETS EVENTS — Several events will be held Sunday, Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day, including a veterans outreach event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Cheektowaga Senior Center, 3340 Broadway.

Erie County Legislator John Bruso will be honoring veteran Russell J. Salvatore as Community Humanitarian of the Year. He will also name veterans Robert Dersam and Michael Hoplight as Community Champions.

Representatives of the VA Western New York Healthcare System, Veterans One Stop of WNY, Erie County Veterans Services, Veterans Business Outreach Center and NY Division of Service-Disabled Veterans’ Business Development will be on hand to offer their support and services to local veterans. The Erie County Clerk’s Office will also be processing “Thank A Vet” applications.

The “Thank A Vet” card is a complimentary photo ID certified by the Erie County clerk that a veteran has produced his or her original discharge paper and has been honorably discharged.

The card is available to any veteran who is an Erie County resident and honorably discharged from any branch of the U.S. armed forces. If interested, bring an original DD-214 discharge paper. To RSVP for the event, call 681-2071.

The Town of Cheektowaga Veterans Affairs Committee will sponsor a ceremony to recognize Veterans Day at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, in Cheektowaga Town Park. Refreshments will be served in the Town of Cheektowaga Ice Rink Conference Center following the service.

The annual event is being held in memory of Roger Heymanowski, a member of the committee.

In addition, The Lt. Col. Matt Urban VFW Post 7275 will host a Veterans Day steak dinner from noon to 4 p.m. at the post, 3741 Walden Ave., Lancaster. Tickets cost $12 presale or $13 at the door. The eat-in or takeout dinner includes steak, salt potatoes, corn, chef salad, roll and a dessert.

For tickets, call 681-8387.

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