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People’s column

Revitalize Dunkirk grateful for donation

Editor, OBSERVER:

On behalf of Revitalize Dunkirk, Inc., and its membership we’d like to say how very pleased and surprised we are to be one of the 15 local not-for-profit organizations to benefit from the recent “Divots For Dunkirk” Charity Golf Tournament jointly sponsored by the Athenex Construction Team and the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation.

The share apportioned to Revitalize Dunkirk will go far in allowing us to develop and undertake future community-oriented projects that meet our criteria for advancing improved urban living in Dunkirk. Some examples include the downtown hanging baskets, neighborhood corner gardens, the Adopt-A-Garden flowerbeds at some 13 sites on city property, the Bataan Ave. tree planting initiative, “Bring-Your-Own-Chair” sunset watches, the purchase of two sets of trash and recycle bins for the Wright Park and Main Street beaches, the Memorial Day Parade Hydration Station in Washington Park, and sponsorship and participation in a variety of city street and beach clean-up events.

As one might imagine, an all-volunteer organization such as Revitalize Dunkirk often struggles in an area where so many groups are worthy and in great need of support. We thank NCCF for their continued support and look forward to the imminent arrival in our community of Athenex as a true partner for progress in Dunkirk and Chautauqua County.

JAMES FISHER,

president,

and the board of directors,

Revitalize Dunkirk, Inc.

Support dogs who help our veterans

Editor, OBSERVER

I would like to thank the John T. Murray Post Auxiliary 1017 for all their help in our recent fund-raiser.

Our fund-raiser was for the American Vet Dogs. They are trained to help veterans with PTSD, physical injuries, hearing, among other things. It costs a lot to train these dogs.

We will be having a meat loaf dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. All proceeds will be going to the American Vet Dogs. Anyone wanting to donate an item for our raffle, it would be greatly appreciated. You can contact Pat at 341-1328.

We would like to thank everyone that has supported us, in all we do for our Veterans.

PAT RABB,

Auxiliary president

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