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April 20, 2013

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Tonawanda News — • The Carrousel Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda has a tremendous need for volunteers to perform many different tasks, especially with new rides being offered this summer. Call the museum at 693-1885 for details.

• Opportunities Unlimited in Wheatfield seeks volunteers for many tasks including its wonderful greenhouse. Call 504-2617 for more information.

• The Town of Tonawanda Aquatic and Fitness Center is seeking volunteers for its annual 5K Run at 6:30 p.m. May 16. Call the Aquatic and Fitness Center at 876-7424 for details.

• The Special Olympics State Summer Games has need for numerous volunteers to help at the opening ceremony June 14 as well to help staff sporting venues, set up and break down venues and distribute lunches. Volunteer assignments will be given out the third week in May and walk-in volunteers are welcome. For more information and to register online, visit the website at www.specialolympicsny.org or email volunteer@nyso.org.

So get busy, pick your spot and go for it!

Contact community editor Barbara Tucker at 693-1000, ext. 4110 or email barbara.tucker@tonawanda-news.com.

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