Community notebook

Girl Scouts

seeking new


It’s registration season for the Girl Scouts of Western New York. Troops are forming throughout Western New York, and it’s the perfect time for girls to begin a Girl Scout journey of fun, learning, and adventure.

Girl Scout representatives will on hand to answer questions and register new Girl Scouts at:

¯ Ahira Hall Memorial Library, 37 W. Main St., Brocton, on Monday, Oct. 2, from 6 to 7 p.m.

¯ Dunkirk Public Library, 536 Central Ave., Dunkirk, Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 6 to 7 p.m.

¯ Panama Rocks Scenic Park, 11 Rock Hill Rd., Panama, on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to noon.

¯ Minerva Free Library, 116 Miller St., Sherman, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6 to 7 p.m.

For more information about GSWNY, visit www.gswny.org or call 888-837-6410.

Bills Boosters

gather on Sunday

The Southern Tier Bills Booster Club will watch the Buffalo Bills at Washington Commanders game at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Moniuszko Club, 262 Lake Shore Drive, Dunkirk. Pulled pork sandwiches will be provided at halftime. Members may bring a dish to pass.

Concert set for Collins Library

COLLINS — Paul Zittel will play a free concert at the Collins Library at 7 p.m. today. Doors open at 6:30. At the same time is the library’s annual book sale, bake sale, and basket raffle.

Residents attend Leon picnic

LEON — Young and old alike gathered, as a community, to commemorate the 2023 Leon Town Picnic. The event was hosted annually by the Leon Fire Commissioners in conjunction with the Leon Town Board, the Leon Historical Society, and the Leon Fire Department/Auxiliary.

Children enjoyed a variety of games while the adult attendees reminisced and listened to music by D.J. Gould. A wide array of dishes to pass complimented the chicken and hot dogs prepared by members of the Town Board.

Fred Milliman was on hand with his Penny Royal display. The Penny Royal Racetrack was the fastest dirt track in Western New York in its time. From Penny Royal to NASCAR, Bill Rexford won the very first NASCAR points championship in 1950. Erik Cullen (Cullen Customs) showcased his 1962 Austin Healey high-boy roadster. The Healey was completely built, by Erik, in his basement.

Tina Scherman’s presentation, entitled, “Love Letters of a Civil War Soldier from Leon,” was interesting and well attended. She had many artifacts from that era to support her talk.

Fire department members were available to explain and talk about fire equipment, firefighting procedures, and how to become a member of the department.

Gift and basket raffles and 50-50s rounded out a fun filled afternoon.


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