Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Can anything be more devastating to farmers than the drought sweeping the country? We are so blessed to be enjoying the local crops and we ought to be very thankful for our bounty. We don’t have any real restrictions yet, but we should all get in the habit of conserving water whenever we can. Water is life, plain and simple. Say a prayer for those experiencing weather extremes and let’s all do a rain dance!
• I’ve launched a Kute Kitty Kontest to go with our Bark For Life for the American Cancer Society. Register online at www.relayforlife.org/barkwesternny to bring your dog and join the fun, or get your kitty’s photo posted now for the vote to pick the most fabulous feline. Get details at www.julieobermiller.vpweb.com. Check out the cool cats you can vote for with your donations to fight cancer!
• Hey kids! Read and win at the Barker Free Library! For the children and young adults, the Friends have a summer reading basket filled with fun and exciting toys and activities to beat the heat. Each child receives one free ticket per library visit. The Friends of the Barker Free Library also have their monthly basket raffle for July. The theme of the basket is “Lottery Tree” and tickets are available at the library’s circulation desk. You must be 18 or older for this basket.
• Fresh baked goods are back at the Barker Farmer’s Market! The owner of E. Antonio’s Bakery in Wilson brought us fresh Italian bread, pizza bread, cookies, scones, pies and more. Eddie and his son Antonio even brought some cold tropical fruit cups, a nice treat on a warm evening. They’ll be back with more treats this week so please show your support. If you want to special order something, call Eddie at 751-9196 and he’ll bring it to the market.