Weekly Feature



2010-12-01 / Editorial

Enjoy some holiday fun in the town and village

ANTHONY CARUANA
Town Supervisor
As the year draws to an end and we anticipate the Christmas and Hanukkah holidays, I would like to remind you of various holiday activities within the Town of Tonawanda and our Village of Kenmore.

Santa came to town last Saturday and is looking for help with some activities.

At 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at Crosby Field, bundle up and bring your family out for an evening of fun. There will be the annual bonfire, holiday songs and music emceed by TV personality Dennis Williams. There will also be hot chocolate and doughnuts and a visit by Santa.

The Town of Tonawanda Environmental Commission is sponsoring our annual Energy $mart Holiday Decorating Contest.

With the rising cost of energy, the town Environmental Commission would like Town of Tonawanda and Village of Kenmore residents to think green this holiday season and use holiday decorations that require little to no electricity.

Cash award winners of this year’s contest will be based on those residents who decorate their homes using energy-efficient ideas. Click on to our website, www.tonawanda. ny.us, under events to fill out an entry form. Forms must be received by Friday, Dec. 10.

Additionally please help us make this holiday season special for boys and girls in our Ken-Ton community by donating a new unwrapped toy at one of our many collection sites.

Christmas toy collection barrels have been placed at the Municipal Building, town Police Station, Paddock Chevrolet Golf Dome, Highway Department on Woodward Avenue, Water Treatment Plant at Aqua Lane, Waste Water Treatment Plant on Two Mile Creek Road, Sewer Maintenance and Building Department on Belmont Avenue, Tonawanda Community Federal Credit Union offices on Highland Avenue and on Delaware Avenue, The Youth, Parks & Recreation Department on Decatur Road, The Aquatic & Fitness Center on Sheridan Drive, and the Village of Kenmore Police Station on Elmwood Avenue. The collections will continue through Dec. 9.

On another holiday note, sometimes we forget that our friends and neighbors could use a word of encouragement, especially those who are alone or ill. Additionally, there are thousands of wounded military personnel in hospitals who won’t be home for the holidays.

The American Red Cross has a program to facilitate the collection and distribution of holiday greeting cards for wounded and recovering military personnel at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and other facilities through Dec. 10. It’s called “Holiday Mail for Heroes.”

No packages or inserts of any kind will be accepted due to security concerns, but cards and notes to hospitalized service men and women may be sent to Holiday for Heroes, P.O. Box 5456, Capital Heights, MD 20791-5456.

Why not add a few more cards to your holiday list of family, friends and neighbors and remember those patriots, in uniform who help make us able to enjoy all our days, and especially our holidays. I know I will.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah or merry whatever your holiday may be.

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