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2017-12-07 / Editorial

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Lancaster/ Depew Editor

SAVE THE DATE — Local organizations and businesses are gearing up for holiday events, with efforts to give back to the community through food and clothing drives.

The Leo Club at Depew High School is hosting a coat drive to collect clean, gently worn, warm coats, scarves, gloves and hats until Jan. 12.

The Leo Club looks to collect 250 coats and $250. Visit www.onewarmcoat.org to donate or learn more.

Donations will be sent to the Salvation Army and Journey’s End Refugee Services in Buffalo.

ORNAMENTS — The Lancaster Historical Society will be selling Christmas ornaments during the holiday season in order to fund building restoration for the Historical Society Building, at 40 Clark St. in Lancaster.

The candy-red ornament has a black sketch rendering of the building, along with “Lancaster, NY” and “Historical Museum 1895” printed along the edges.

Ornaments cost $10 and can be purchased from 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays at the Clark Street location.

TRAIL CLOSED — The Lancaster Heritage Trail, on Walter Winter Drive, closed Saturday for hunting season.

The trail will reopen on Wednesday, Dec. 20. Call the Town of Lancaster Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department at 684-3320 with any questions.

SOUNDS OF THE SEASON — For those who would like to hear a little “Sleigh Ride,” “Carol of the Bells,” or if you’re so lucky, Handel’s “Messiah,” area school districts have concerts throughout the month.

Lancaster’s Music Department will have many concerts, including the high school’s annual Christmas Choral Festival at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10, in the auditorium, 1 Forton Drive in Lancaster.

The LHS men’s choir, women’s choir, mixed chorus, concert choir and student soloists will perform, with a combined performance for the finale.

William Street School’s fourth holiday concert will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at 5201 William St. in Lancaster.

The Lancaster High School concert choir will also have a concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, at Our Lady of Pompeii Church, 158 Laverack Ave. in Lancaster.

Other performances for next week include: High School Holiday Instrumental Concert, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, for symphonic orchestra and symphonic band; the fifth William Street School Holiday Concert, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, for sixth-grade chorus and jazz ensemble; the sixth William Street School holiday concert, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14.

Depew Music Department’s holiday concerts are as follows: High School Jazz Ensemble and Show Concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, in the high school cafeteria; Depew Middle School Holiday Concert for grade six at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12; Depew Middle School Holiday Concert for grade seven and eight at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13; Depew High School Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18. Unless otherwise listed, concerts take place in the high school auditorium, 5201 Transit Road.

There is no admission charge for school concerts.

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