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2017-09-07 / Editorial

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AMY ROBB
Lancaster/ Depew Editor

SAVE THE DATE — The first day of fall is coming up fast, a time for craft shows, meat raffles and autumn festivals highlighting the changing foliage.

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve will have its 17th annual Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. Enjoy crafts for kids, live animals, hands-on activities, food and live music by Mama Earth. Call 683-5959 or visit www.dec.ny.gov for more information.

The Lt. Col. Matt Urban Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7275 will hold a flea market event from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at 3741 Walden Ave., Lancaster. Vendor setup starts at 7 a.m., and the post will be serving food and drinks. A donation of nonperishable food for the WNY Homeless Veterans is appreciated. Call Joe at 684-1443 or Dave at 684-6490 for more information.

After the success of its spring market, the Village of Lancaster will host its Fall Euro Market Saturday, Sept. 23, along Central Avenue and West Main Street.

HURRICANE HARVEY — After Hurricane Harvey, hundreds of experienced American Red Cross volunteers and employees are working to provide shelter and supplies to Gulf Coast residents affected by Harvey.

Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in our busy schedules, but it’s important to think of those who may be struggling elsewhere after a tragedy or natural disaster. It’s amazing to see communities come together and support those who have been affected, and any help goes a long way.

According to the Red Cross, the organization is mobilizing its disaster partners to support feeding, child care, disaster assessment and other disaster services.

To assist those affected by Harvey, visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

FILM FESTIVAL LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS — Interested in taking part in the filmmaking process? The Buffalo Niagara Film Festival is looking for you.

The festival, which is in its 12th season, is looking for interested volunteers and interns to help out with events throughout September.

The festival is seeking individuals who can provide assistance with filmmakers; attendees; presenters and guests; transportation; errands; equipment set-up; ticket sales; set-up/tear-down; social media; special events; shoot, edit, design and produce promotional materials, videos and web content; and more.

Interested parties can visit www.thebnff.com/volunteer/ or call 693-0912.

GENEALOGICAL FAIR —The Polish Genealogical Society of New York State will hold its ninth annual Genealogical Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at St. Gabriel’s Church, 5271 Clinton St., Elma. The fair includes family tree displays, surname searches, and research assistance and presentations. Genealogical societies participating include the Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society, the Italian Genealogical Society of Western New York, the Western New York Genealogical Society and others.

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