Community Grants Program applications
The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) has announced the deadline for applications to their Community Grants Program. Applications will be accepted until Sept. 1.
Twice a year, in March and September, the NCCF considers applications for funding from non-profit organizations that serve the community. Eligible applicants must be IRS designated 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations. The awards are made possible due to the many donors who have established Community Benefit Funds at the NCCF.
For more information or to obtain an application and guidelines, contact Eileen Dunn, program coordinator at 366-4892 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications may also be obtained on-line at the NCCF's Web site, www.nccfoundation.org.
The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation was incorporated in 1986 as a tax-exempt charitable organization. Since its establishment, the NCCF has distributed more than $6.7 million into the community through its various grant programs. It is an organization inherently committed to furthering its mission of enriching the northern Chautauqua community and encouraging local philanthropy.
Bicentennial parade seeks participants
The Cassadaga Bicentennial Parade will be on Sept. 5 beginning at 6 p.m. Anyone who would like to participate, call Chairman Sally Lawson at 595-3713.
Free blood pressure screening Sept. 25
The American Red Cross offers free blood pressure screenings the fourth Friday of each month at the Dunkirk Free Library, 536 Central Ave. from 1 to 3 p.m. The next screening will be this Friday with Sept. 25 the next date for screening.
Reservation deadline extended for picnic
The Brocton-Portland Seniors summer picnic will be held on Aug. 31 at the American Legion. The picnic will begin at noon. Reservations must be made by Wednesday. Call Rita Stonefoot at 792-4565.
set for this weekend
The fifth annual Fireman's Muster will be held Sunday at the Chautauqua County Fireman's Fraternity Grounds, 4641 W. Railroad Ave., Stockton. The opening ceremonies are at 10:45 a.m. Events include a tug-of-war, rubber duck race, water battle for firefighters and junior members, water battle with a garden hose for children and a horse race for firefighters and junior members. There will be trophies for winning teams and muster T-shirts for sale. Concession stands will be also be open. Pre-registration for competitive games or concession stands is appreciated by calling the county Office of Emergency Services at 753-4321.
There will also be a pre-muster get-together for participants and their families starting at 4 p.m. Saturday, with events including a bed race, softball game, a bonfire and music and free camping.
Route 38 now open
Chautauqua County Route 38, Hanover Road, in Hanover between Route 20 and 39, is now open.
Habitat for Humanity seeks volunteers
Habitat for Humanity volunteers needs to help with the construction of a house at 51 Buffalo Street in Silver Creek on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. No experience needed. Volunteers are asked to bring work gloves, covered footwear, hammer, drills and bits, circular saws, step ladders (6-foot), and extension ladders (16 ft.) if available. Refreshments served, but please bring your own water container. Water will be provided. We are trying to eliminate all plastic bottles and cups in order to maintain a "green" worksite No work on Labor Day weekend. All volunteers are welcome. All skills are needed. For more information, call 934-9543.