What a beautiful November day we had in Westfield for the 27th Holly Tour! So much preparation and time goes into planning this event and we couldn't do it without the many hands that were involved.
We would like to extend much thanks and appreciation to the LaPolt, Rackowski, Bennett, Santilli, and Johnson families as well as their friends that came to lend a hand; to the Episcopal and Presbyterian churches, and to the many wonderful musicians who entertain the tourists!
To all the Westfield Women's Organization members and other members of the community who give their time and to the many businesses who sell tickets for us, thank you!
This Westfield tradition certainly brings in a crowd and showcases our beautiful village! We hope all who joined us for the tour enjoyed their day and to those who were not able to join us, we hope to see you at the next Holly Tour!
KATIE THIES and DIANE SCARPINE,
Holly Tour co-chairs,
'Awesome' hero is remembered
It is with grateful hearts we say thank you for the wonderful coverage and article published in the Dunkirk OBSERVER (Nov. 13).
So many have lost loved ones and when speaking and listening to their pain we learn how we can relate on finding strength to continue. Every day, we as Americans, have so much to thank God for. Our freedoms, our provisions and most importantly our peace. James' Hackemer life portrayed forgiveness and how to live with many obstacles.
He had a keen sense of humor and a warm smile and firm handshake. He was awesome. He will always be missed and continually we reflect on such wonderful memories.
JOHN and NANCY