Tonawanda News


June 22, 2013

TUCKER: Kids fishing derby a true success

Tonawanda News — Another gold star for John and Kate White, organizers and chairmen of the Fishing Derby that took place June 15. In a note to his volunteers and committee, John wrote: “Well, a job well done. We had 418 kid’s and the 30 combos for the Camp Spirit brings the total to 448. We are blessed to live in an area surrounded by water, the Niagara River, Lake Erie, the Canal, and Ellicott Creek. We just introduced 448 Kid’s to our local gems.

“The Derby could not have happened without all the volunteers, sponsors and the City of Tonawanda. I just wanted to extend a Job Well Done.

“A inner city child came up to Brian, a relatively new volunteer, and said, ‘This is the most fun I ever had.’ Now that’s what it is all about. I hope all had as much fun as the kids did.”

Congratulations John and Kate — the Tonawandas are fortunate to have you.


A gentleman stopped by with a query about activities in the Twin Cities.

“I read the community page news, and it strikes me that Tonawanda isn’t doing anything, but North Tonawanda is full of activities. What’s with that?”

Not sure there was such a large difference in activities between the cities, I started keeping track of which city outshines the other. North Tonawanda wins.

Of course, Tonawanda is a lot smaller and perhaps has fewer organizations doing projects. It seems the library tops the list. So Tonawanda, start moving faster.

Speaking of Tonawanda, it was surprising to read that the Central School bid was rejected. Could that be a bit of good news for the Historical Society of the Tonawandas? The society has a lot of items stored in the basement of the school, which, unfortunately isn’t as dry as it could be. The Historical Society needs room — plain and simple. Can’t the mayor and common council help out by finding an appropriate building that could be deeded over to the society, or at the least, sold for a reasonable fee? Are there no vacant buildings in the city? How about the city leaders working actively to preserve the history of the Tonawandas?

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