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2017-10-11 / Editorial

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KEATON DEPRIEST
Associate Editor

COUNTRY FAIR — This weekend The Park School will hold its annual country fair, which dates back to the 1940s.

The fair will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the school, 4625 Harlem Road, Amherst. The annual alumni soccer game will be held at 1:15 p.m. The fair includes games, a farmers market, food and other refreshments. There is no charge to attend.

ELECTION POLICY — Bee Group Newspapers will publish pro- files of candidates running in contested races for elective office in the editions of Nov. 1 and 2. Our longstanding policy is that no letters to the editor, Bee Heard comments or political briefs concerning candidates or the election in general will be published the week before the election. The last week for publication of letters to the editor, Bee Heard comments or political briefs related to candidates or parties in the fall election will be Oct. 25 and 26. The deadline for those editions is Friday, Oct. 20. This policy does not pertain to paid advertising.

BUNDLE UP — If you want to help keep Buffalo families a little warmer this season, make sure you stop by Jericho Road Community Health Center’s annual winter outerwear distribution next week. Bundle Up Buffalo will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 21, at Our Lady of Hope, 18 Greenwood Place. The goal of the event is to provide new or gently used winter coats, mittens and gloves, scarves, hats, boots and blankets to families in Buffalo who might need them. Sweaters, sweatshirts, pants, sneakers or undergarments will not be collected.

According to the Jericho Road Community Health Center, the need is particularly great for the resettled refugee communities in Buffalo who often come from much warmer climates and might not be prepared for Western New York’s winters.

The first Bundle Up Buffalo was held in 2010 and was organized by then-AmeriCorps member Krista Schwartzott, who saw the need for outerwear among the refugee clients of the Hope Refugee Drop-In Center. Through the event, around 500 people were provided with some form of winter wear last year.

Outerwear donation drop-offs will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 16-20, at the Loretto Ministry Center, 301 14th St. in Buffalo. Volunteers are needed for sorting and organizing donations from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, and for assisting with distribution from 8:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21.

To volunteer at the event, contact Mary Schaefer at 348-3000, ext. 405, or mary.schaefer@jrchc.org. Individuals can sign up at www.jrchc.org/help/events/. Monetary donations are also accepted to purchase items of greatest need.

SEEKING PHOTOGRAPHERS — If you have an interest in taking photographs of news or sports events for one of our nine papers, we’re looking for you. Experience is preferred.

All interested parties should email five to six samples of items The Bee would run, such as school concerts and events, community forums, business openings and athletics, to Managing Editor David Sherman via email to dsherman@beenews.com. All applicants should have a digital SLR camera.

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