Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online

Communities

January 15, 2014

The Chatterbox

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Members of local organizations are getting ready for this Sunday’s big Community Recruit at the Barker Fire Hall. Groups are planning all kinds of activities for 2014, and you can be a part of it. Are there things you would like to see happen in our community? Come and be a part of the volunteer organizations that make them all happen. You don’t need special skills or huge time commitments. A little bit of time and a lot of enthusiasm are precious commodities, and hugely important to the fabric of our community. Head off the January Blahs from 2 to 6 p.m., where you’ll find things to do for the whole family. On the fun and games side, there will be a Lighthouse Optimist Chinese Auction. Tickets are $5 per card of 25, and the drawing is at 5 p.m.; winners need not be present. There will also be a 50/50 drawing. You can purchase grilled hot dogs, PWT pizza, popcorn, desserts, soft drinks, coffee and tea. For kids, the Lighthouse Junior Optimists have invited Mimi the Clown and her invisible dog, Lollipop, to visit, and there will be tattoos, balloon animals, a coloring contest and a craft for kids to make. Grown-ups can get a free blood pressure check by EMTs from the Barker Fire Department.

Participating are the Barker Fire Department and Junior Firefighters, the Lighthouse Optimist Club and new Junior Optimists, the Barker Lions Club, Somerset Historical Society, Somerset Masons 675, Herbert W. Carr American Legion Post 425, Barker Music Parents Club, the Barker Library and the Friends of the Barker Library. All of them need young families to step up to volunteer to keep our community strong. Many of our community members belong to more than one of these groups; in some cases three or four. Find out what they do for our community, when they meet, what events are coming up and what opportunities are available. Each organization will have a free prize raffle at their table, including $50 cash from the Lions, an American flag set from the Legion post, local author Gordie Porter’s book from the historical society, a free soccer registration from the Optimists, and more.

Text Only
Communities
Featured Ads
Community Events
Photos


Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Front page
AP Video
Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism
Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism
Seasonal Content
Helium debate
Helium
Section Teases

Seasonal Content
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.