Tonawanda News

Opinion

December 8, 2012

Christmas projects galore

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Tonawanda News — Squire’s is collecting non-perishable food items for Christmas distribution in the Tonawandas. The drive runs until Dec 20. Anyone bringing in a donation on Tuesday or on Dec. 18 will receive a free soft beverage.

So get over to Squire’s — noted for its outstanding fish fry dinners — and help out.

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Let’s not forget John White and his Rockin’ with Santa extravaganza on Dec. 15 at the Twin City Elks Lodge, 55 Main St., Tonawanda.

Jovial John is still looking for lots more donations of toys for all the kids he and his mighty committee plan to help. Among other places to drop off toys are our own Tonawanda News (bring yarn as well), fire headquarters on William Street and the Chamber of Commerce.

And on Tuesday, watch Channel 7’s weather forecast at 5 p.m. as Santa (looking a lot like John) and his merry elves will tell everyone about this great community event.

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Have you noticed how beautifully the homes in the Twin Cities are decorated for Christmas? Seems residents want to think about something pleasurable after the recent elections and have gone all out with decorations.

With that in mind, applications are still being sought for the third annual Winter-Holiday House Decorating Contest in Tonawanda. The deadline for the contest, sponsored by the Tonawanda Visual and Performing Arts Board, has been extended to Monday. Surely your house fits in one of these categories: Mayor’s award, best use of Christmas characters, non-traditional and board choice.

Contest forms are available at Tonawanda City Hall, the city library, United Way, Tonawanda Senior Citizens Center, as well as on the city’s website, www.ci.tonawanda.ny.us. Applications may also be emailed with your name, address and phone number to cotboardofarts@hotmail.com or dropped off at city hall.

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