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Empty Bowls set for Saturday

The 28th annual Empty Bowls event is taking place from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the corner of the east parking lot on Main Street in Fredonia.

This project, which raises money to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York, has been a long running staple of the area and over the years has amassed upwards of $250,000 in donations.

Normally there would be soup to go with the bowls, but with the pandemic that will not be an option this year. There is still a $20 donation with all proceeds continuing to go as usual to charity. The event will be held rain or shine.

Bowls have been made by 15 potters so there will be a lot of forms to choose from. People also will be able to use cash, check or credit card.

Willow Mission offering coats

Willow Mission at 601 Washington Ave. in Dunkirk will be open on Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for winter coats only. Those interested must enter the Sixth Street side entrance where the sign and ramp are located. Only one person at a time and temperatures will be taken. Must wear mask.

Dunkirk Seniors cancel shopping, casino still on

The Dunkirk Senior Center’s shopping trip to Erie is canceled since it is not considered essential. There is a casino trip to Seneca Allegany on Wednesday, Dec. 9, leaving at 9:30. Sign-ups are being taken now.

Reservations for the December birthday lunch on Wednesday, Dec. 16 are being taken now.

There will be a Christmas carol and cookies party on Thursday, Dec. 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. You may sign up starting Nov. 23.

Dues are being taken now for 2021.

Sons of Legion meet Tuesday

The Sons of American Legion Squad 59 will be holding its monthly meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Post 59, 156 E. Main St., Fredonia. The meeting was rescheduled from Nov. 10 to accommodate Fredonia’s welcoming of the Small Business Revolution celebration. All members are encouraged to attend the meetings, which are held on the second Tuesday of every month.

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