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2018-03-07 / Editorial

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SAVE THE DATE — This month, there are many events to look forward to, including the Town of Tonawanda’s annual Easter egg hunt.

The egg hunt will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24, inside Lincoln Arena at 1200 Parker Blvd. The free event is for children ages 2 to 10 and for Ken-Ton residents only. Registration isn’t required.

The hunt will be held between 11 a.m. and noon, and there is a five-egg limit per child. Participants should bring their own bag or basket. The event will also feature the Easter bunny, face painting and balloon animals, a magician, coloring and Purple Pinkie Project Painting.

Additionally, there will be hot dogs and soft drinks for sale by Ken-Ton Kiwanis, and concessions will be available.

Individuals can bring baby toiletries or gently used children’s winter coats to help the Ken-Ton Closet benefit local families in need and/or a nonperishable food donation for the town’s food pantry.

The North Tonawanda Department of Youth, Recreation & Parks will hold its Easter egg hunt — for children 12 and younger — at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at Pine Woods Park, located on Pine Woods Drive. There will also be an appearance from the Easter bunny.

Every year, the Tonawanda City schools collect money for Make-A-Wish. This year, the district will once again hold its fundraising Make-A-Wish theme days and then culminate the fundraising days with a districtwide fundraising event. The event is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at Tonawanda High School.

The evening will consist of a basket raffle, food and a dodgeball competition to include all five schools in Tonawanda.

Congress on Your Corner with Brian Higgins will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, March 23, at the Town of Tonawanda Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road.

Residents will have the opportunity to talk directly with someone from Higgins’ office about federal matters with which they may need assistance.

Issues often discussed include Social Security, veterans’ benefits or medals, passports, federal student aid or small business assistance.

CARROUSELS — With spring just around the corner, the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum will be opening for the season next month.

Its opening day, with the theme “Superhero Training Day,” will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda. The cost of admission is $6 per person.

Attendees can ride the carrousel as their favorite superhero or villain, and visitors of all ages are encouraged to dress up.

There will be many superhero activities, including creating a shield or mask. Also, visitors will have the chance to meet members of the Superhero Alliance of WNY.

For more information, call 693-1885.

SPRING FORWARD — The Bee reminds readers to turn their clocks ahead one hour before retiring on Saturday night. Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 11. The time change is also a good opportunity to replace batteries in smoke detectors.

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