Tonawanda News — “It’s a great excuse to spend the day with mom,” Todaro said.
For moms with younger kids
The Herschell Carrousel Museum in North Tonawanda is hosting special Mother’s Day activities May 12, hoping to appeal to both the young and old alike.
Museum Director Rae Proefrock said the museum will have a special craft for kids to complete to give to mom, as well as a family friendly concert by folk singer Nan Hoffman.
“And of course rides on the carrousel and happy music,” she added. “It should be a nice day.”
Proefrock said said the museum is the perfect destination for mothers of younger children, because it keeps the kids happy, but also entertains the adults.
The museum is located at 180 Thompson St. Call 693-1885 for more information.
For the active mother
For the past 16 years, folks around Lockport have made it a tradition to spend part of their Mother’s Day joining the fight against breast cancer.
The 17th annual Mother’s Day Breast Cancer Canal Walk starts with registration at 11 a.m. at Widewaters Marina on Market Street.
The two-mile walk along the canal towpath begins at 1 p.m. Hundreds of mothers, daughters, sisters and friends, along with husbands, fathers and sons, walk along the canal as a wall of support to honor lives lost, celebrate survivors and promote breast cancer awareness. The event also includes a huge basket auction and entertainment, and non-walkers are also welcome.
This year’s walk is in memory of Mary DeFilippo and in honor of Cathy MacFarlane.
The proceeds benefit Mary’s Room, a wig room at the American Cancer Society in Amherst, named for Mary Marvin, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 1998 at the young age of 42. Mary was diagnosed at the age of 38, and her legacy is the Mother’s Day Breast Cancer Canal Walk.