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2017-10-11 / Editorial

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Ken-Ton Editor

FESTIVE FALL — If you look around the Village of Kenmore, you will probably notice the cornstalks, scarecrows, lights, straw, leaves and ribbons.

Each season, the Kenmore

Village Improvement Society decorates the village to add visual appeal to the community.

Volunteers recently gathered to decorate the Delaware Avenue Village Green and gazebo areas to bring the festive spirit of fall to the heart of Kenmore.

If you are interested in assisting with winter season decorations, the KVIS always welcomes volunteers who are eager to help.

Christmas/holiday decorating will take place at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Village Green.

For more information, contact President Melissa Foster at 877-0477, or 418-4550, or visit the KVIS website at www.villageofkenmore.com.

BUNDLE UP — If you want to help keep Buffalo families a little warmer this season, make sure you stop by Jericho Road Community Health Center’s annual winter outerwear distribution next week.

Bundle Up Buffalo will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 21, at Our Lady of Hope, 18 Greenwood Place. The goal of the event is to provide new or gently used winter coats, mittens and gloves, scarves, hats, boots and blankets to families in Buffalo who might need them.

Sweaters, sweatshirts, pants, sneakers or undergarments will not be collected.

According to the Jericho Road Community Health Center, the need is particularly great for the resettled refugee communities in Buffalo who often come from much warmer climates and might not be prepared for Western New York’s winters.

The first Bundle Up Buffalo was held in 2010 and was organized by then-AmeriCorps member Krista Schwartzott, who saw the need for outerwear among the refugee clients of the Hope Refugee Drop-In Center. Through the event, around 500 people were provided with some form of winter wear last year.

Outerwear donation drop-offs will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 16-20, at the Loretto Ministry Center, 301 14th St. in Buffalo.

Volunteers are needed for sorting and organizing donations from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, and for assisting with distribution from 8:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21.

To volunteer at the event, contact Mary Schaefer at 348-3000, ext. 405, or mary.schaefer@jrchc.org. Individuals also can sign up online at www.jrchc.org/help/events/.

Monetary donations are also being accepted to purchase items of greatest need.

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