The Relay For Life is ON in Lockport!

    WE DO IT IN THE RAIN!!!! The Relay will go on depite the weather! Some events may be curtailed but the worst of the weather will pass by mid-day, leaving us 16 hours to get across the message that we are here to FIGHT CANCER and we won’t give up when the going gets tough (or wet)! The registration tent opens at noon and we encourage everyoen to grab a poncho, umbrella or Hefty Bag  and to come out to the Relay at Emmet Belknap School Track. Registration, Survivors, the giant basket auction, a food spot and others are all under main tents. Many teams have already set up their tents/canopies.

Don’t let the rain stop you!!

As a safety measure, In the unlikely event of lightning activity, the field will be cleared to the school cafeteria until it is okay to go back. Your safety is a major concern!

We hope you will come out to support us and join in the fight against cancer. The full schedule is in the previous post; we may be flexible with some schedule activities early on, but the Opening Ceremonies will be at 6 and the Luminaria ceremony at 10.

BE THERE!

Lockport’s Relay For Life- 16 hours of fun!

JOIN US ON SATURDAY FOR THE MOST HEART-WARMING AND MEMORY-MAKING TIME YOU’LL EVER SPEND!  For more information on our local relay, go to www.relayforlife.org/lockportny

It’s all happening at the Emmet Belknap School track in Lockport! Be there! 

Schedule of Stage Events

 

2:00    Newfane High School Jazz Band

3:30    Niagara County Youth Choir

4:00    Dyan Mulvey Dance Academy

5:00    Lockport Community Band

5:45    Warm Up with Christa Provenzano

6:00    Opening Ceremony – Lockport High School Show Choir

6:30 – 8:30 Bone Marrow Registration

7:00    ‘Memphis Sun’ Band

8:45    “Outrageous Bra Extravaganza” Live Auction – Red Hat Society

9:15    ‘Memphis Sun’ Returns

10:00  LUMINARIA CEREMONY – Bagpipes Maurice Britt & John Smith/Lockport Community Choir

Late Night – Karaoke (after movie)

6:00 am CLOSING CEREMONY

Schedule of Activities

2:00    Petting Zoo * Dunk Tank * Scavenger Hunt Starts * Ms. Relay Starts * Bounce House

Giant Chinese auction of “Memory Baskets”- tickets on sale at 2 p.m. (winners announced at 11 p.m.- need not be present)

            Kid’s tent – face painting, nail art, crafts, and more

2:00 – 5:45  Kan Jam registration (next to concession stand)

 7:00    Water balloon toss

            Kan Jam Tournament Begins

 7:30    Lockport’s Finest Tug O’ War – Firemen vs. Policemen

 8:00    Watermelon Eating Contest

 9:30    Scavenger Hunt deadline

            Ms. Relay deadline

 11:00  Announce winners of Scavenger Hunt and Ms. Relay

 11:30 Movie Under the Stars: “SURF’S UP”  (bring your blankets and chairs, we’ll have the popcorn)

Pancakes and a chinese auction Sunday

It’s pancake breakfast time again on Sunday, as the Barker AFS students serve up pancakes, sausage, scrambled  eggs, toast, juice and coffee at the Barker Fire Hall. They’ll be serving from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the meal is $5 for adults, $3 for children 12 and und under. An immediate family with 2 adults and up to 4 children can eat for $15. There will also be a Chinese auction, so try your luck. This event is not only a fund raiser, but also a community event attended by all ages.  The monies raised are used by the club to send students overseas, host students from foreign countries and to send Barker students on short-term exchanges to other towns and cities within the United States. The purpose of the Short Term Exchange is to give rural students the opportunity to experience city life and vise versa.  This year Barker will send 20 students to Lisle, Illinois for 5 days. In order for students to have the opportunity to participate, the AFS club will offer all students a scholarship to help defray the costs of the trip. 

Jog for the kids this weekend!

    Get your running shoes on for the third annual January Jog 5K Race and Fun Run from the Barker Fire Hall on Saturday. All proceeds will benefit Buffalo Women’s and Children’s Hospital to support the Dreams from the Heart Camp. The run will start from the Barker Fire Hall. The fun run leaves at 10 a.m. and goes through quaint Barker Village and the 5K race goes off at 10:30 a.m. The cost for the 5K is $15 for pre-registration or $17 on the day of the run. 5K participants will receive a long-sleeved tee shirt and a chance for trophies. Fun runners pay $5 and receive ribbons. 5K trophies will go to 1st place overall male and female and medals will be awarded for the top three spots in five-year age groups from ages 14 – 70. It’s important to note that while some runners are giving it their all to compete for prizes, participants are invited to come and jog at their own pace. Even the Fun Run can be done at a leisurely walking pace for the non-athletes. It’s a good way to get outdoors in the winter and maybe work off some of those Christmas calories. This is not just a Barker event; runners are coming from all over the area to support the camp. There will also be a Chinese auction at the fire hall, with all proceeds going to the Dreams of the Heart Camp. The auction is open to non-runners as well and the prize drawing will be held at the after-race party. Donations of baskets, prizes or gift certificates are needed and can be dropped off at 7840 Hoffman Road in Appleton. Call Sara Budde at 998-8602 for information.

Mykel Ruffini’s benefit will be a blast!

      

         Friends gather today for a benefit for Mykel Ruffini, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Hartland Fire Hall on Route 104. Mykel, who is in the 4th grade at Barker Central School, has been diagnosed with a cancerous Wilm’s tumor on his kidney and is currently undergoing chemotherapy.  Friends of Mykel’s family have rallied together to plan a dinner of  ziti pasta, meatballs, salad, dessert and drink. Dinner tickets are $8 pre-sale or $10 at the door. Kids 5-12 pay $5 and those 4 and under are free.  There will be musical entertainment, raffles and a big Chinese auction including lots of gift certificates for food and family fun like Bison’s tickets and Darien Lake, a guitar, a bicycle and well over 100 baskets!!! This is definitely a family day as I expect most of Mykie’s fourth grade classmates and scout friends to be  there! Anyone can play the auction, drawing begins at 5:30 p.m. and you do not have to be present to win. I’ll be there with animal balloons and holiday tattoos for the kids, as we help our friend Mykel “Whip Wilm’s.”

            Friends gather today for a benefit for Mykel Ruffini, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Hartland Fire Hall. Mykel, who is in the 4th grade at Barker Central School, has been diagnosed with a cancerous Wilm’s tumor on his kidney and is currently undergoing chemotherapy.  Friends of Mykel’s family have rallied together to plan a dinner of  ziti pasta, meatballs, salad, dessert and drink. Dinner tickets are $8 pre-sale or $10 at the door. Kids 5-12 pay $5 and those 4 and under are free.  There will be musical entertainment, raffles and a big Chinese auction including lots of gift certificates for food and family fun like Bison’s tickets and Darien Lake, a guitar, a bicycle and well over 100 baskets!!! This is definitely a family day as I expect most of Mykie’s fourth grade classmates and scout friends to be  there! Anyone can play the auction, drawing begins at 5:30 p.m. and you do not have to be present to win. I’ll be there with animal balloons and holiday tattoos for the kids, as we help our friend Mykel “Whip Wilm’s.”

         Friends gather today for a benefit for Mykel Ruffini, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Hartland Fire Hall on Route 104. Mykel, who is in the 4th grade at Barker Central School, has been diagnosed with a cancerous Wilm’s tumor on his kidney and is currently undergoing chemotherapy.  Friends of Mykel’s family have rallied together to plan a dinner of  ziti pasta, meatballs, salad, dessert and drink. Dinner tickets are $8 pre-sale or $10 at the door. Kids 5-12 pay $5 and those 4 and under are free.  There will be musical entertainment, raffles and a big Chinese auction including lots of gift certificates for food and family fun like Bison’s tickets and Darien Lake, a guitar, a bicycle and well over 100 baskets!!! This is definitely a family day as I expect most of Mykie’s fourth grade classmates and scout friends to be  there! Anyone can play the auction, drawing begins at 5:30 p.m. and you do not have to be present to win. I’ll be there with animal balloons and holiday tattoos for the kids, as we help our friend Mykel “Whip Wilm’s.”

            Friends gather today for a benefit for Mykel Ruffini, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Hartland Fire Hall. Mykel, who is in the 4th grade at Barker Central School, has been diagnosed with a cancerous Wilm’s tumor on his kidney and is currently undergoing chemotherapy.  Friends of Mykel’s family have rallied together to plan a dinner of  ziti pasta, meatballs, salad, dessert and drink. Dinner tickets are $8 pre-sale or $10 at the door. Kids 5-12 pay $5 and those 4 and under are free.  There will be musical entertainment, raffles and a big Chinese auction including lots of gift certificates for food and family fun like Bison’s tickets and Darien Lake, a guitar, a bicycle and well over 100 baskets!!! This is definitely a family day as I expect most of Mykie’s fourth grade classmates and scout friends to be  there! Anyone can play the auction, drawing begins at 5:30 p.m. and you do not have to be present to win. I’ll be there with animal balloons and holiday tattoos for the kids, as we help our friend Mykel “Whip Wilm’s.”

 

Friends gather to support Faith Moore

I met Faith Moore years ago, when she was a waitress at Gordie Harper’s Barker Restaurant. She’s waitressed and cooked at many local spots over the years, always with a genuine smile and a personal interest in her customers. She’s just one of those gentle, pleasant people you like to be around. Sadly Faith was recently given a diagnosis of a vigorous, systemic cancer. As I write this, she has been hospitalized with pneumonia and friends are going ahead with plans for Saturday’s benefit to celebrate her life and help in a time of need.

There will be a benefit at the Hartland Fire Hall on Route 104 in Hartland on December 6th. The event runs from 2 to 8 p.m., with an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner beginning at 3 p.m., a Chinese auction draw at 5 p.m. winners need not be present. Music performed by Wayne Rider with David Viterna, Jerry Moore and friends of country music, Skinner and Last Call. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 12 and age 5 and under are free. For information call Cindy Chellino at 795-9271. They are also raffling five tickets to the December 19 Buffalo Sabres game, third row in section 108, as part of the fundraiser.

Save Oct. 7 for the ICMH Chinese auction!

Auction fans will not want to miss the Chinese auction to benefit Intercommunity Memorial Hospital, sponsored by the Appleton branch of the ICMH Auxiliary. The event at the Olcott Fire Hall is set for October 7. Doors open at 5 p.m.; drawings begin at 7 p.m. Winners must be present. Admission is free, with coffee, cookies and cider for guests. In addition, there will be pizza, pop and bottled water for sale. Prize or basket donations will be gratefully accepted. Please call 778-9731 for information or donations. Seating is limited, so plan to get there early. We’re lucky to have Newfane Hospital right here in our community and your support is appreciated. There are always great prizes, and lots of them, so come early to get a seat! 

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