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2018-06-07 / Editorial

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Lancaster/ Depew Editor

PUPS ON PARADE — Lancaster residents are encouraged to register their fur babies in the third annual Patriotic Paws Parade, which is set to take place on Sunday, July 1.

Lancaster Unleashed, a 501(c)(3) organization looking to build a community dog park, is orchestrating the parade, along with other upcoming fundraisers.

Registration for the parade begins at 11 a.m., and the parade will begin a half-hour later.

Dogs of all shapes and sizes are encouraged to wear patriotic apparel and bring family members for a stroll through the Village of Lancaster.

Prizes will be awarded for the most patriotic pet and owner look-alike. Advance registration is available until noon, Sunday, June 24, at $5 per dog via www.lancasterdogpark.org.

Registration the day of the event is $7 per dog.

Please note: All dogs must be leashed and have proof of current rabies vaccination.

A meat raffle will also take place on Sunday, July 1, to benefit Lancaster Unleashed. Tickets are $2 each or $5 for three tickets. Email LancasterUn leashed@gmail.com or stop by Purely Pets, 5 W. Main St. in Lancaster, to purchase tickets.

Call Sally at 913-7658 for details.

GIVE US YOUR FLAGS — YMCA Buffalo Niagara will be collecting old, worn American flags until Thursday, June 14.

“The Y’s flag retirement event has become an annual tradition,” says Marla Walker, senior program coordinator at the Southtowns Family YMCA. “We’re proud to help the community dispose of their American flags in a respectful manner.”

Those interested in donating flags may drop them off from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Lancaster Family YMCA, 11 West St.

EXAM PREP — The Town of Lancaster Youth Bureau will offer Regents exam preparation sessions for algebra 1, geometry, algebra 2/trigonometry, chemistry and physics.

Due to a limited number of openings, area students are encouraged to register as soon as possible at the Lancaster Youth Bureau, 200 Oxford Ave., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Call 683-4444 for more details on the sessions.

GET OUTDOORS — Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive in Depew, will be one of 11 state parks to participate in the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s Outdoors Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 9.

Participants will be able to discover new skills and try out a range of introductory outdoor recreation activities such as fishing, paddling, hiking, biking, bird watching, archery, nature photography, camping and more.

Adaptive equipment and opportunities will be available at select locations.

All event details, including schedules and any registration requirements, can be found at parks.ny.gov.

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