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2018-11-07 / Editorial

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Ken-Ton Editor

SAVE THE DATE — The weather might be turning colder, but there is still a lot of community activity in Ken-Ton this November.

Coming up this weekend, members of the Milton J. Brounshidle American Legion Post 205 will celebrate Veterans Day and the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I with a special ceremony at 11 a.m. Sunday, in front of the Municipal Building at 2919 Delaware Ave. in Kenmore.

The event will begin with a ceremonial bell ringing, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony and a 21-gun salute delivered by the post’s honor guard. Town of Tonawanda Supervisor Joseph Emminger will serve as master of ceremonies, introducing local veterans and dignitaries including keynote speaker and longtime town resident John Higgins, a retired colonel who served with the Air Force’s 107th Attack Wing.

The event will also feature a performance by the Kenmore East High School band, who will play period patriotic music, the national anthem, “God Bless America” and taps.

Members of the Patriot Guard Riders and the Town of Tonawanda Police Department’s honor guard are also scheduled to participate. To learn more about the ceremony, contact Ted Balbierz at 534-6288 or at cmdr@kentonpost205.org.

Also this month, there will be a free presentation on immigration and citizenship from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the community room of Kenmore Middle School, 155 Delaware Road, Kenmore.

Hosted by Ken-Ton School District Adult & Community Education and led by the Buffalo district office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the presentation will cover why and how people emigrate, local immigration trends and demographics, and the requirements and pathways to citizenship. To register, call 874-8400, ext. 32232, or email info_ adult_ education@ktufsd.org.

At the end of the month, the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum will be starting up “Santa on the Carrousel,” which will take place from noon to 2 p.m. on four Saturdays including Nov. 24 and Dec. 1, 8 and 15, in the museum at 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda.

This special event is a chance for visitors of all ages to celebrate the Christmas season at the museum by riding the carrousel with Santa and posing for a picture. “Santa on the Carrousel” will also include a visit by a minion character from the “Despicable Me” franchise at 12:30 p.m.

Admission will be $6 per person. No coupons or passes will be accepted. To learn more, visit http://www.carrouselmuseum.org/, or call 693-1885.

ELECTION COVERAGE —Due to the nature of weekly community news, the results of last night’s elections were reported well past the print deadlines of the Clarence, Amherst, and Ken-Ton Bee newspapers. That means of course that they will not be in this week’s Ken-Ton Bee.

Fortunately, with the advent of the internet and social media, we were able to bring you those results Tuesday night online in real time. More detailed accounts of the events of Election Day 2018 will appear in print form in stories to be published on Nov. 14 and will be posted to our online platforms well before then. Please stay tuned.

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