Community Notebook

Brocton pantry Christmas bags

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Brocton School students collected food for area needy families. The Brocton-Portland food pantry is using that food for Christmas bags. All food collected is being given out at regular hours. Today, Dec. 20, is the last day. Everyone in Brocton/Portland can come and get a free bag. You do not need to be a pantry regular to get your bag. One per household.

The pantry wants to thank the Brocton Elementary students for their hard work. Because of them, every family can get these special Christmas gift packs. If you would like a page, go to 7081 Rt 20 by the West Portland Church where the pantry building is located.

Gowanda American Legion Post Christmas party set

The Gowanda American Legion Post 409 Auxiliary, Sons and Veterans will be hosting their annual Christmas party this year from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday. There will be a visit from Santa who will be arriving on the firetruck. Food and refreshments for all. Games and prizes for all ages. Please bring cookies, a tagged gift for your child and donations for the food pantry and hat and mitten tree. The party is open to the public. Call the legion at 532-3592 to sign up or stop in and sign the list.

Brocton seeks applicant for School Board

The Brocton Central School Board of Education is seeking an individual to fill the unexpired board seat recently vacated by the resignation of Thomas DeJoe. The Board will accept letters of interest directed to Superintendent Jason C. Delcamp, at 138 West Main St., Brocton, NY 14716 until Friday, Dec. 21.

“Imagine Forestville” Meeting to have Springville historian give historic district insights

Tonight at 7 p.m., “Imagine Forestville” will have Dave Batterson, Springville Village Historian, to talk about his village’s experience in setting up three Historic Districts! Come listen, learn and ask questions. All are invited. This is the year end meeting. Those who can join attend are asked to bring an appetizer to share after the meeting, which will take place at the Forestville Meeting House, 37 Center St., Forestville. Any questions, call Aimee Rogers at 965-4321.

Rep. Tom Reed to hold town hall meeting

Rep. Tom Reed will hold a town hall meeting today from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Stockton Volunteer Fire Department.

The building is located at 28 S. Main St., Stockton, NY 14784.

In the event votes are scheduled for December 20 and Tom cannot make it, our District Director, Alison Hunt, will be present to speak with constituents and relay their concerns along to Tom.

Please RSVP to Molly Safreed at

Lakeshore Humane Society holds Pet Adoption Day

The Lakeshore Humane Society will hold a Pet Adoption Day/Open House at its Adoption Center this Saturday from 12 to 4 p.m. The center is located at 431 E. Chestnut Street, Dunkirk. Come to see the facility, and meet some of the dogs and cats who need caring homes.

If unable to come to an Adoption Day, call 672-1991 to arrange an appointment to see the dogs and cats awaiting adoption. (One must be 21 years of age or older to adopt a pet.)

While at the LHS Adoption Center, check out the “Cat’s Meow” Boutique, where you can find pet-related gift items, while supporting the Lakeshore Humane Society!

Call 672-1991 or see for more information.

Literacy Volunteers plan book sale for today through Saturday

Looking for a good book to read? 21 East Bookstore has an eclectic selection of used books. Enjoy a good book and support a worthy cause. The LVCC Bookstore is located at 21 E. Second St., Dunkirk and is open today, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The next Literacy Volunteer Book sale will be Thursday, Dec. 20 through Saturday, Dec. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit adult literacy.