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2017-07-12 / Editorial

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KEATON DEPRIEST
Associate Editor

A TRADITION — The annual Old Home Days celebration continues this week through Friday, July 14. For a concise story about what the celebration has to offer, see page two. Additional information about Old Home Days is also available on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

I also encourage the community to grab a copy of the 2017 Old Home Days special section, which we released last week as a preview to the annual event. I am looking forward to seeing members of the community this week as the celebration continues at Island Park.

CLASS REUNIONS — Did you know that Bee Group Newspapers publishes announcements of class reunions at no charge? These popular notices are found in our Classified section, which is part of each local edition each week.

To place a reunion notice, contact Classified Advertising Manager Holly Schiferle at holly@beenews.com or 204-4926.

DINNER TIME — St. Stephen’s-Bethlehem United Church of Christ will hold a chicken barbecue from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at the church, 750 Wehrle Drive. Chicken dinners cost $10, while chicken and rib dinners are $12. The meals also include potato salad, coleslaw, and bread and butter.

Presale tickets can be purchased until Wednesday, July 19, for $1 off each dinner. Meals are available for dining in or takeout via drive-thru. For presale tickets or more information, call 632-4226. Dinner proceeds and a raffle will benefit the church’s outreach missions and Plymouth Crossroads, which provides housing for abused, runaway and homeless young men ages 16-20.

SPECIAL DONATION — The Rotary Club of Amherst recently donated $6,000 to Journey’s End Refugee Services, a community based organization that welcomes refugees without regard to ethnic origin or creed. Journeys End also helps the refugees become active and contributing members of the Western New York community.

SUBMIT YOUR NEWS — I have recently received several inquiries from people who are wondering how to submit their news items of interest to The Bee. We have certain guidelines that we adhere to each week.

Our deadline for submitting either photos or news information, such as press releases, is 5 p.m. the Friday before each Wednesday’s edition. You may also send us your thoughts in a letter to the editor, which has the same deadline as other submitted information.

Letters may be no more than 300 words in length and should include the writer’s full name and the municipality and street where he or she resides. All letters are subject to editing.

SCHOLARSHIP — Each year, the Williamsville Music Boosters awards scholarships to students who plan to major in music after graduation. Eligible students from across the district perform and interview with a panel of music teachers to determine awards.

This year, Williamsville Music Boosters awarded scholarships to Michael D’Arrigo, Luke Horton, Isaac Newman, Averey Scoccia, Nicholas Stanford and Nathan Thomeer.

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