Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — This check is too big for the mail! Save the date for the big check presentation of $25,000 from the World Fishing Channel. They’re coming to officially crown Olcott “Ultimate Fishing Town” Thursday, and locals are hoping for a big turnout. There will be a parade from the Olcott Fire Hall to the Lion’s Pavilion. Line up at noon; the parade starts at 12:30 p.m. The check presentation will be at 1 p.m. at the pavilion. Come show your spirit. Let’s show those cameras, and everybody across the world, what a friendly and enthusiastic community Olcott/Newfane is.
• Congratulations to Newfane High School senior Nick Berning. Nick competed last weekend at Syracuse in the Boys Division II Long Jump event at the Section VI Track and Field State Championships. He represented Newfane well.
• At last weekend’s kite event, I spoke with a lady taking photos of the amazing kites. She was here visiting for the summer, from Virginia. The club photographer’s camera malfunctioned and I don’t have any event shots. If you would be willing to share some photos, please contact me.
• Newfane Free Library is having a multi-basket raffle for the month of June. Sixteen baskets are on display at the library, and tickets can be purchased there for $5 for a sheet of 25 tickets. The drawing will be July 2.
The library is having a two-day used book sale (as well as music CDs and movies). Shop from 2 to 7 p.m. on June 22, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 23 at the Newfane Community Center. There will be a bag and box sale from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. They will also have the auction baskets there during the sale for you to buy tickets.
• Young cancer survivor Brianna Loveland has made a cowboy stuffed bear to raffle to raise funds for his weekend’s Relay for Life. The western-dressed bear comes with a wooden rocking horse, and you can buy a chance at Tammy Jo’s Restaurant or by calling Bob Loveland at 481-9104. Tickets are $2 or three for $5, and all proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. The 9-year-old works to support cancer services after her own bouts with leukemia. The family makes and sells glass bead jewelry in colors to signify each type of cancer, with all funds going to cancer research and services. They will be at the Barker Farmer’s Market tonight.