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Pictured are homemade face coverings made by CCE Master Gardener volunteer Janet Forbes.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H and Master Gardener Programs are excited to announce the distribution of homemade face coverings to the public as part of the NYS 4-H Mask Task.

CCE Chautauqua County 4-H volunteers and members, Master Gardener Volunteers and talented friends have been working hard on the NYS 4-H Mask Task campaign. These volunteers have come together to support local community members who may need face coverings in light of the NYS guidance that everyone wear masks when going out in public due to COVID-19. In an effort to give back to our community, handmade face coverings will be made available at no charge. Limited supply is available, but these face coverings can be picked up at participating Tractor Supply Company stores in Chautauqua County. Tractor Supply Company stores in Dunkirk, Lakewood and Westfield locations have partnered with CCE Chautauqua to distribute these masks.

The free masks will be distributed on Wednesday, May 27 at Tractor Supply Company stores in Dunkirk, Westfield and Lakewood during normal business hours. Please see the store greeter for assistance. Masks that day will also be distributed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the JCC Carnahan Center parking lot, 525 Falconer Street, Jamestown.

Due to the amount of individuals needing masks, Cornell Cooperative Extension suggests one mask per person at this time.

The Mask Task Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a subordinate governmental agency with an educational mission that operates under a form of organization and administration approved by Cornell University as agent for the State of New York. It is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell administers the system in this state. Each Cornell Cooperative Extension association is an independent employer that is governed by an elected Board of Directors with general oversight from Cornell. All associations work to meet the needs of the counties in which they are located as well as state and national goals. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.

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