Snowflake Ball benefited Sikora Post
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas and his wife, Linda, hosted the Mayor’s Annual Charity Snowflake Ball last month.
The charity event was held at the Knights of Columbus on Erie Avenue in the City of North Tonawanda and included a night of music, food and cocktails.
Each year, a different nonprofit organization is selected to be the beneficiary for the event.
This year, commander Ken Barnes of Sikora Post 1322 accepted the proceeds from the event and stated that the Post is most appreciative of all the effort that was put forth on their behalf, according to a prepared statement.
Sikora Post 1322 was established more than 70 years ago and is an active organization, which gives back to the community it serves. The Post sponsors many activities for veterans, donates to numerous agencies for youth, and contributes to worthy causes like Niagara County Hospice and the Police Benevolent Association.
According to the statement, many benefits are held at the hall at no charge, and the color guard may be seen at local functions.
“It was an honor and a privilege to host this veteran charity event alongside my wife, Linda, for the seventh year since its inception. Thanks to the very generous sponsors and the 130 people who attended, we were pleased to present the chosen charity a substantial amount of money to help continue their success as a veteran organization within our community,” Pappas said.
The funds donated will further support programs that benefit the city and surrounding area, according to the statement.