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If any of you dog lovers missed the Bark For Life held the last two years in Lockport, now is your chance to get in on the planning for 2014. The American Cancer Society event will be held Aug. 24 at Day Road Park, and the committee is currently meeting at 6 p.m. each fourth Thursday of each month at Panera Bread in Lockport. If you would like to be a part of this fun committee, stop by on Feb. 27. Get more information at www.relayforlife.org/barkwesternNY on Facebook at BarkWNY or call Chairman Jenn Markee at 208-5659
Habitat for Humanity, Newfane, is holding a murder mystery dinner to raise money to build a fourth house in the Newfane area in 2015. They are looking for donations of baskets, merchandise or gift certificates for the event, and tickets can be reserved now. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. March 1 at Hess Road Wesleyan Church. The mystery comedy will be presented by the Lockport AM Toastmasters and dinner will be catered by Two Sisters Catering of Barker. There will be a Chinese auction and lots of fun and surprises. Tickets are $25, and include a sheet of auction tickets. Additional sheets may be purchased for $5 each. Many baskets and gift certificates are already donated, including a framed cross-stitch picture by one of the Habitat board members, a birdhouse basket, and gift card from Tim Hortons. Tickets can be reserved by calling Judy Schultz at 795-9374. Call Pat Ludwig at 433-0976 to donate gift certificates or baskets. The local Habitat For Humanity initiative is also looking for donated property in the Newfane area as a future home site.
Help Barker High School students kick off their Donate Life campaign by joining them in a community-wide fun run and walk. The big event happens on March 2, rain or shine. If you pre-register by Thursday, you are guaranteed a race shirt. The form is available at www.barkercsd.net. Registration the day of the event takes place between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. in the Barker High School small gym. A one-mile run/walk for children begins at 10:50 a.m. and the 3.5 mile main event steps off at 11 a.m. There will be free food and drink for participants, as well as lots of prizes and giveaways, say organizers Heather Patterson and Bob Mucha. The entry fee is $13, with checks made payable to the Donate Life Foundation.