Weekly Feature

2017-07-26 / Editorial

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Ken-Ton Editor

HELPING OUT — A humble act shouldn’t go unnoticed. A family from the Congo in Africa recently received some helping hands from the students, parents and faculty at St. John the Baptist

School in Kenmore.

Under the guidance of James Werick, the school’s dean of discipline, students collected furniture, household items and clothing in addition to food to help settle the family.

According to the school, St. John’s partners with Journey’s End Refugee Services Inc., which is a Christian community-based organization with the mission of welcoming refugees without regard to ethnic origin or creed.

The organization provides refugees with the resources and support they need to become successful, active and contributing members of the Western New York community.

Members of the St. John’s school community put their faith in action by assisting the immigrating family associated with Journey’s End by helping to set up a home for them.

The family assisted by St. John’s this year included a mother and her three young children.

According to Journey’s End, the mother spent most of her life in a refugee camp in Rwanda.

For more information regarding Journey’s End in Buffalo, visit www.jersbuffalo.org.

USED BOOKS — The North Tonawanda History Museum will host its seasonal used book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at 54 Webster St. The effort has become larger and more organized, with many of the offerings sorted by category and genre.

According to the museum, the event offers an estimated 70,000 books for purchase, and volunteer staff work to replenish the shelves as they clear. Paperback books cost 50 cents each or three for $1; hardcover books cost $1 each or three for $2. Individuals can also purchase a bag from the museum for $5 and stuff it to the brim with as many books as they can squeeze in.

Books from the sale are donated to the museum throughout the year by many loyal supporters. Proceeds earned during the sale help to cover general operating expenses for the History Museum.

TOP HONORS — Congratulations to the American Legion Band of the Tonawandas, which received top honors in the American Legion Band Category at the American Legion Department of New York’s 2017 State Convention Parade.

The parade, which was recently held in Syracuse, featured many military units from across the state. The American Legion Band received a score of 93.44.

The band, comprising 90 members, draws its membership from a cross section of Western New Yorkers.

MOVIE NIGHT — If you’re looking for somewhere to take the family this weekend, you might want to check out a movie night.

New Covenant Church will present a free “Moonlight Movie Night” event at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 28, at the church, located at 345 McConkey Drive in the Town of Tonawanda.

The event will be held rain or shine. There will also be snacks available. Visit www.newcovenantbuffalo.org for more information on the movie night.

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