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October 11, 2013

DAVIS: Savor the fall festival season

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Several years ago, our eldest son Vincent (who now shares this weekly column with me) sang with the Lockport High School Show Choir, down in the locks beside the Flight of Five, at a ceremony marking restoration of the Heritage District. I stood in almost the same location for that ceremony as for the Flight kickoff, listening as Mayor Michael Tucker declared that the seemingly forgotten district would be transformed.

Now, gone are the broken windows, condemned buildings and rusty forgotten relicts of the past. In its place, there is life: Lake Effect Ice Cream, Sweet Rides, the Discovery Center,  the Flight of Five Winery, Sweet Melody’s and more businesses, tourists and reasons to savor and enjoy our area. A remarkable transformation has taken place in the heart of the city of Lockport.

Another traditional fall festival to enjoy is high school homecoming. Lockport’s Homecoming is this weekend and I am excited for them! I attended a meeting at the high school earlier this week and was delighted to see the halls decorated for Spirit Week. For 11 straight years, we had one or more sons wearing the football uniform of the mighty Lockport Lions. Rain, snow or shine, there is nothing like the moment when the home team takes the field. It’s exhilarating and I wish them the very best.

Jackie Davis is an inspirational vocalist, musician and speaker with more than 20 years of television broadcast experience. Contact her at jjd.22344@yahoo.com.

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