Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — May has gifted us with spring flowers, budding trees and the promise of great things to do, indoors and out. Sunday is Mother’s Day and the chance to honor all mothers, adoptive mothers, foster mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, aunts and all those loving women who have impacted your life through the years. The task of mothering and caring for today’s children is shared by teachers, leaders, volunteers and others who sincerely care about our kids.
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Rushed for time on busy Friday nights? Support Juvenile Diabetes Research by stopping at Wrights Corners Tops Market Friday for a take-out chicken barbecue, cooked by the Barker Lions. Pre-sale tickets are now on sale at the store for $9.50; $10 on the day of the barbecue. Dinner includes a delicious half chicken, two sides and roll and butter and all proceeds go to the JDR fund.
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Limited tickets are available for the Barker Lions Mother’s Day Chicken Barbecue on Sunday. The presale cost is $8.50; $9 at the door. The menu includes a half chicken, salt potatoes, baked beans, roll and butter and peach or strawberry shortcake, and is take-out only from the Lions Youth Building on Main Street. Dinners will be available from 11 a.m. until gone and pre-sale dinners will be held until 1:30 p.m. Only 400 dinners will be sold and it always sells out quickly, so make sure mom gets her dinner by getting your ticket now from any Lions Club member.
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You can help millions of moms and daughters who have struggled through breast cancer, and support research to tame the cancer beast by attending the annual Mother’s Day Breast Cancer Canal Walk on Sunday morning. The walk starts and ends at Widewaters Marina, where there will be a huge basket auction and even an appearance by the Hot Country Liners dancing on the city stage. Even if you don’t walk, you can stop by to help raise money to support Mary’s Wig Room at the local American Cancer Society, as well as other local charities. Registration begins at 11 a.m. The lively program begins at noon, with music, line dancing and more from the big stage. Walkers set off at 1 p.m., rain or shine. Basket auction ticket sales begin at 11 a.m. and end at 2 p.m., followed by the drawing at about 2:15 p.m. Due to the outdoor nature of the event, auction winners must be present. With $25 in donations, walkers receive an event T-shirt, while they last.