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April 14, 2014

SHORELINE BYLINE: It's time to hunt for Easter eggs in Wilson

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Good morning dear readers: How’s everyone this week? Attention — next week will be the last column for April. Get all your news to me by Thursday for the rest of the month. I’ll be taking a short break for a little R & R during the Easter break. I want to wish everyone a blessed Easter holiday. Don’t eat too much chocolate.

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The Wilson Lions Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday at the Wilson Historical Society, 645 Lake St. Registration begins at 11 a.m., and the hunt starts at noon. There will be crafts, face painting and the Easter Bunny will be there, too. For more information, call Bob Hull at 751-6100.

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Ransomville Rural Retirees will have their next meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ransomville Fire Hall, Youngstown Lockport Road. The day will include door prizes, raffles and a potluck dinner. Entertainment is Elaine Schuh from North Tonawanda, who will be singing “Sounds of the Easter Season.” For more information, call Jan Edgerton at 778-8063.

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The Wilson Lions Club will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. April 21 at the Wilson House Inn, 300 Lake St. Speaker for the evening will be Janet Hoffman, director of the Wilson Food Pantry. The public is welcome.

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Celebrate Gardening and Nature, sponsored by Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Niagara County and the 4-H clubs, at 6:30 p.m. April 21 at the Wilson Free Library community room. The event will feature story time and gardening projects for 5- to 7-year-olds. Call Bonnie at 433-8839, ext. 240 or the library at 751-6070 to pre-register and for more information about upcoming workshops. Workshop size is limited, and children don’t have to be enrolled in 4-H to participate.

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The Captains Club, made up of the captains from all the JV and Varsity teams at Wilson Central School, decided to acknowledge National Student-Athlete Day by participating in a few different activities. Some read to students at Thomas Marks; some spoke in middle shcool classes about the Orangemen Award, and all will be sending a thank you note to a teacher, coach or administrator who has made an impact on them. Thanks also to Captains Club advisers Amy Seeley and Jeff Roth.

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In student news: 

Last weekend, students from the high school music department participated in the Festival of Music in Chicago. The Band took first place, while the Ensemble and Show Choir took second. Congratulations to the music students and their teachers, Claudia Andres and Keith Schessl, on all their hard work and dedication.

High school principal Dan Johnson offers his thanks to everyone who supported the “Minute to Win It” event on March 28. The senior parents raised more than $1,000 for the traditional end-of-the-year activities for the class of 2014. 

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Wilson All-Sports Booster Club President Pete Reagan encourages parents and fans to visit http://lakemenboosters.wix.com/lakemenbooster, to help support the Boosters as the group prepares for its biggest fundraiser of the year: The Annual Reverse Draw, taking place April 26. Buying even one $25 ticket is a simple, easy way to support all student athletes.

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Northridge United Methodist Church, 3930 North Ridge Road will host a Spring Basket Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26. The drawing will be at 2 p.m.; the bake sale/chowder sale is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For tale-outs, bring your own container. For more information, call Karen Ward at 433-4105.

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The Wilson Historical Society will present “Do You Remember?” a round table discussion of the History of Wilson at 7 p.m. April 28 at the Wilson Historical Society’s Barnum Building, 645 Lake St. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call the town clerk’s office at 751-6704.

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Wilson’s own Savannah King is up for three Best of Buffalo 2014 awards. Take the time and vote for her at www.bestvoice.com. As most of you know, King is a 2011 graduate of Wilson High School and has been completing her musical studies at SUNY Fredonia. She is a very talented young lady who plays guitar and sings many of her own original songs.

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A fundraiser for rescued animals will take place at 7 p.m. May 2 when “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding” is performed at the Wilson House. For those of you of have never been to a “Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding” production, it is a theatrical performance of a wedding reception where anything that could go wrong does go wrong. Attendees are treated as part of the family attending the wedding. Tickets are limited to 100 people; call Lori at 628-9783 for more information.

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The annual Theme Basket Auction will be held at the Wilson Conservation Club, 2934 Wilson-Cambria Road, from noon to 2 p.m., with the drawings at 2. All proceeds will benefit the Wilson Conservation Club Auxiliary. This group has supported many community projects around the Wilson and Niagara County areas.

Send your good news from the Wilson, South Wilson and Ransomville areas to bettyhaag@verizon.net (email text only, no attachments except photos in .jpg format), or call 751-4146. To see it in next week's Shoreline Byline, please pass it along before 5 p.m. Thursday.