Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — It is that time of year again for the Barker Boy Scout Community Birthday Calendar sales. First, the Barker Scouts want to thank all the advertisers and community members who have supported the troop in the past and ask for your support once more. The boys have been out selling the calendars door to door but again, because the troop is too small to cover the whole area, we need your help. The last day to place an order will Saturday. If a scout has not made it to your house yet, please call Joan Lantinen at 795-3020 or email her at email@example.com to purchase your calendar. She will contact you and get all the information needed to process your order.
Also, they have three boys completing scouting and leaving the troop this year; Joey Hinton and Michael Schian are finishing up their Eagle Scout requirements and Michael Lantinen is now officially an Eagle Scout. Look around town at their projects and congratulate them on their achievements. Welcome to the new scouts that will be moving up from the Cub Scout pack.
• The Friends of the Barker Free Library have put together their monthly basket drawing for October. The basket features Halloween treats and a $20 gift certificate for the Book Shoppe in Medina. Tickets can be purchases at the library’s circulation desk.
• You can join the fight against breast cancer by joining the Barker Bosom Buddies team at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Orchard Walk on October 14. Go to www.makingstrideswalk.org/Albion to sign up. The Watt Farms orchards at 3121 Oak Orchard Road, is where the annual walk takes place. If you’d like to support our team, there is a donation canister at Thee Barker Store. Checks may be made payable to the American Cancer Society.
• Look for fresh produce from Larry Childs’ farm on Thursday. Farmers in the park continue on Thursday evenings in Barker Village Park. Although there will be no more market entertainment etc., our local vendors will keep turning up on Thursday nights in the park to bring you fall produce and more. The vendors will show up as long as the weather co-operates and harvest keeps coming.
• Pirate Bingo is on tap this Friday at the Barker Seniors next meeting at the Barker Fire Hall. The Niagara County Nutrition menu will be tomato-beef lasagna, parmesan cheese, chef salad with cucumbers, red cabbage and carrots, Italian dressing, Italian bread, fresh local melon, milk and coffee or tea. Be sure to order your meal before Sept. 19 by calling the Somerset Town Hall at 795-3575. Get back into the swing with your fellow seniors this week. The Pirate Bingo is a last minute addition so spread the word!
• Spend Friday evening at the annual Harvest Dinner and Market at Faith United Methodist Church in Barker. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and dinner is served beginning at 5 p.m. The meal includes a pulled pork sandwich, salad and dessert. Fellowship is free; dinner cost is a donation. The market will offer produce, baked goods, a cheese table, knife sales and more. See Becky Bigelow if you would like a table so you can offer your specialty!
• The annual Chicken Chowder sale and basket auction by the Wrights Corners Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary happens on Saturday. Lake Ave. Route 78, Lockport (Wrights Corners). Doors open at 10 a.m. and chowder will be served starting at 11 a.m.
The Basket Auction drawing starts at 12:30 p.m. (you need not be present to win). Auction tickets are $5 for a sheet of 26 tickets. Chowder Prices are $18 a gallon; $9 a half gallon; $4.50/quart and $2.50 for a bowl. Please bring your own container or there will be a minimal cost for one. New this year is the Schwan’s Truckload Sale. You will be able to purchase frozen food items between 10 a.m. and noon and the auxiliary will get a percentage after a certain amount is reached. If you’ve never had Schwan’s food products, please come and give them a try. Monies raised from this annual event help defray costs of the ladies’ kitchen needs and help support our volunteer fire personnel.
Come have a bowl of chowder or take some home to enjoy later. For more information call Cindy at 778-7805.
• The Western New York Two Cylinder Club will be holding their 4th annual Tractor Ride on Saturday to benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute. The entry fee is $25 per tractor with all proceeds going to Roswell Park Cancer Institute in support of their Alliance Foundation to fund prostate cancer research. This is a team cure event sanctioned by Roswell Park Cancer Institute. The ride this year will cover approximately 20 miles and will be held in the Town of Somerset, leaving from Atwater Farms on Lower Lake Road at approximately 10 a.m. and will end at Golden Hill State Park next to the light house, where a lunch will be served. Atwater Farms is located at 9676 Lower Lake Road in Barker, a short distance west of the entrance to Golden Hill State Park located at 9691 Lower Lake Road.
Anyone wishing to participate in the ride with any brand of farm tractor is welcome. Due to insurance requirements all participants must be a current member of the Western New York Two Cylinder Club. Dues are $10 per family, husband/wife and children 18 years and under, and can be paid at the time of the ride. Tractor drivers must be 18 years of age and hold a valid drivers’ license. Tractors must be able do at least 8 mph. Sign up time will be from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. For more information you can call Don Schuler at (716) 751-6052 or Rose Schunk at (585) 547-9215.
The 20-mile ride will travel the following route; Lower Lake Road west to Carmen Road, Carmen Road south to Seaman Road, Seaman Road west to Route 148, Route 148 north to the Village of Barker where they will have a rest stop at the Somerset Town Hall and Park. It will leave the park and proceed north on Route 148 to Coates Road then back to Lower Lake Road and to Golden Hill State Park.
• The Hartland Historical Society Fall Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, at the Old Schoolhouse (corner of Seaman and Carmen roads.) Featured entertainment includes Jerry Moore, Art Huntington and the Friends of Old Country Music from 1 to 3 p.m. There will be a ham dinner, hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage with peppers and onions and beverages as well as a bake sale. Enjoy a large basket auction and 50/50 draw.
• Tickets are still available for the Somerset Conservation Club gun raffle on Sunday. Tickets are $20 and you could win one of ten sporting guns (listed in their flier). The ticket includes refreshments for the ticket-holder, beginning at noon. Winners need not be present. Get tickets from Ron Malcolm at 930-4169, Paul Higgins at 795-9140, at Thee Barker Store and Tootie’s Country Store.
• It’s flu season! Get that flu shot the easy way without a doctor’s appointment. Stop by Thee Barker Store from noon to 2 p.m. on September 27 and get your shot from licensed pharmacists. Bring your insurance card and they’ll take care of the paperwork or you can pay cash. Treat yourself to a delicious lunch or ice cream treat while you’re there.
• Your next chance to get Barker Lion’s cooked chicken will be at the chicken barbecue at Holy Cross Lutheran Church on September 30. Drive through or eat in; the menu consists of a half chicken, potato salad baked beans, dessert and roll. Pre-sale tickets are $8; dinner is $8.50 at the door. Serving begins at 11:30 a.m. and sells out every year so get your tickets early. The church is located at 133 Telegraph Rd. (Rte. 31) in Middleport. Pre-sale dinners must be picked up by 1 p.m. For tickets call 735-7209.
• Get registered now for the fall session of Barker Adult Education. Classes begin on September 24 and include antique auto restoration, body sculpting, basketball, beginner knitting, family swim, family movie night, hall walking, introduction to Photoshop, paper class, and P.M. workout. Special fall sessions include AARP Driver Safety on Nov. 14-15, 5-Hour Pre-licensing on Oct. 13 or Nov. 10, charm spool table runner making (appliqué) on October 4 and 18, Marissa’s Bag Room (create a quilted handbag) on Nov. 3 and an all day quilting shop-hop on October 20. Seniors with Barker ID can take classes at half price. Register early to avoid cancellation of class for low enrollment. The entire catalog and application can be found in the Barker Back-to-School- Banner or online at www.barkercsd.net. Contact Director Jim Cantella at 795-3203 ext. 7315 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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