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2017-05-17 / Editorial

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Ken-Ton Editor

DECORATIONS — With the Memorial Day parade coming up, members of the community will prepare to honor those who have given their lives in service to the country.

This weekend, the Kenmore Village Improvement Society will be sponsoring patriotic decorating to help beautify Kenmore.

Members of the KVIS will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, to begin placing red, white and blue decorations in front of the Municipal Building at 2919 Delaware Ave.

Volunteers will decorate businesses and other buildings on Delaware and Elmwood avenues; the Kenmore Community Center; and other public areas of the Village of Kenmore in order to decorate for the upcoming Memorial Day parade.

Six red, white and blue fan buntings, which Colvin Cleaners cleans and presses each year, will be placed at the gazebo on Delaware Avenue.

In addition to the fan buntings, decorations will include various wreaths, ribbons and flags, with the goal of visually expressing the society’s patriotism and remembering the sacrifices of fallen veterans.

For more information on patriotic decorating or KVIS, contact KVIS President Melissa Foster at 877-0477 or mail@villageofkenmore.com.

ART ROCKS — Holmes Elementary School will host Art Rocks on Thursday, May 18, at 365 Dupont Ave. in the Town of Tonawanda. The event will celebrate culture, the world, the arts and the school.

The Holmes Elementary HSA will be sponsoring a basket raffle and a Krolick’s barbecue beginning at 4:30 p.m. Dinners cost $10 and are available pre-order and at the door. A welcome tent will feature breads from around the world, and a concert by the show choir will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The evening will also feature an art show with exhibits by students in kindergarten through grade four, as well as the Art TV crew, along with some surprises and special treats.

For more information, contact the school at 874-8423.

SACRED SITES — Kenmore United Methodist Church will participate in the New York Landmarks Conservancy seventh annual Sacred Sites Open House Weekend from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20.

The church, located at 32 Landers Road, was built in 1928. Members will provide tours of the church and explain the architecture of the sanctuary and speak about its stained glass windows. The church’s art collection will also be on display. Admission is free.

Since 2011, congregations throughout the state have been invited to open their doors for Sacred Sites Open House so neighbors and visitors can experience firsthand the art, architecture and history of New York’s religious sites.

LOOKING FOR 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 dsherman@bee news.com. All applicants should have a digital SLR camera.

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