‘Partners’ in caring: Boys & Girls Club honors businesses, leadership

Tim Hortons franchise owners Dave and Gina Kron, at front left, presented the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County with a donation last summer.

Three honorees will be celebrated during the annual dinner gala Friday, April 26 for the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County. The event begins at 6 p.m. at Shorewood Country Club.

Being recognized this year are David and Gina Kron from Tim Hortons as Friends to the Club; David Winchell of Super Duper Catering for Service to the Club and Gary Schutrum as the Great Futures Award recipient.

“These honorees have been vital to the success and growth of the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County over the last 18 months,” said John D’Agostino, president of the club’s board of directors. “As significant community partners, they have always been willing to step up and help not only our organization, but so many others in this region.”

The evening will include cocktails, a silent auction and dinner. A program will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a live auction to follow.

Seats for the dinner are available for $75 each and tables of eight are $570.

Gary Schutrum

Tim Hortons and the Krons donated funds to the club from its Smile Cookie campaign last year. Super Duper Catering in Fredonia offers healthy options, catering and meal planning while hosting events for the club.

Schutrum, who is chief executive officer of the East Aurora Boys & Girls Club, helped the Dunkirk location oversee a transition of leadership and programming during the 2023 year.

“Our club is stronger because of these individuals and their work behind the scenes,” D’Agostino said.

Located at School 4, the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County has served our community’s children for nearly 30 years. Core programs engage youth in activities with adults, peers and family members enabling participants to enhance their self-esteem and develop to their full potential.

Based on physical, emotional, cultural and social needs and interests of boys and girls, programs and activities are offered in five areas: character and leadership development; education and career development; health and life skills; the arts; and sports and recreation.

David Winchell

For more information on the dinner or the club, call 366-1061.


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