• HOUSE DECORATING — After a total of seven hours of hanging holiday lights and other decorations outside the house, as well as an hour of planning the light scheme, the work is finally complete. With the help of my girlfriend, Vanessa, together we created a grand holiday light display.
We are extremely proud of what we accomplished and hope that anyone walking or driving by my house enjoys the lighting scheme. While some people may say its too early for holiday music on the radio or that it is too soon to hang holiday lights, I tend to disagree. I think displaying the decorations and lights added to the holiday spirit.
• HAPPY THANKSGIVING — I would like to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday weekend. I hope everyone remains safe and responsible in their travels to the homes of family and friends.
• BAKING FOR EDUCATION — Inbal Fischer, a junior at Williamsville East High School, is holding a Hanukkah bake sale with the assistance of students from the Gesher School at Temple Beth Tzedek. The proceeds will benefit the Gil School, which teaches autistic children in Tel Aviv, Israel.
This is the second year Fischer is organizing the sale. In July, she traveled to Israel and delivered the proceeds of last year’s sale. The school used the money to hold various extra-curricular activities. One of the activities included a “Film Day,” when a professional director guided students in acting and creating short films as well as a trip to the planetarium.
Kosher Chanukah cakes and cookies can be pre-ordered. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
• TOYS FOR TOTS DONATION — The UPS Store, 5140 Main St., in the Walker Center Plaza, is a drop-off location for the Toys for Tots program, which is sponsored by the Marine Corps.
At each of the Toys for Tots-sponsored location, new and unwrapped toys are collected to be given to children in need.
The UPS Store is also offering patrons another donation opportunity. A contribution of $1 allows a person to sign his or her name on a paper ornament to be hung on a Christmas tree in the store.
The proceeds will benefit the Toys for Tots Literacy Program, which will assist in providing books for children, libraries and schools.
For more information, contact The UPS Store at 565-1590 or visit www.theupsstore. com.
• VACATION CLUB — The Northeast Family YMCA is offering a winter vacation club from Monday, Dec. 27 through Thursday, Dec. 30 at St. Leo the Great School, 903 Sweet Home Road.
The program is available for children ages 5 to 15 years old. Participants will enjoy gym time, swimming, outdoor activities and arts and crafts.
Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided, however parents must provide a brown bag lunch as well as appropriate outdoor and swimming attire.
Space in the program and registration is necessary. To register or for more information, call the Northeast Family YMCA at 839-2543. Registration ends Monday, Dec. 20. Further information is also available at www.ymcabuffalonia gara.org.