Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Good morning, dear readers: How’s everyone this week? As you may have heard, our first event at the new Wilson Dog Park went very well. Thanks go to the Wilson Lions Club and, in particular, Lion Debbie Hendricks for organizing such a fun event. Afterward, I was presented a check for $430 from the Lions Club to benefit the dog park. Hopefully, the Barkus Parade will become an annual event.
The outdoor movie series sponsored by Wilson Community Enhancement Charity continues Thursday with “The Croods.” All movies begin at dusk. Be sure to bring your own blanket or chair.
Ransomville Rural Retirees will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at Ransomville Fire Hall, Route 93. Alongside a pot luck dinner, there will be door prizes, raffles and music by a keyboard player. Also, the club’s annual Chinese auction will be held. Members are reminded to bring along whatever they’re donating for the auction. Remember, your trash is someone else’s treasure. For more information, call Jan Edgerton at 778-8063.
A Save-A-Pet fundraiser will be held Sept. 7 at Chestnut Ridge Park, Shelter 8. It’s a memorial for one of our Save-A-Pet dogs, Jenni , who passed away suddenly.
To register, go to the “A Mile of Jenni” page on Facebook and print out the form. For more information about the walk and/or donations, contact Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Colleen at 208-8243. There will be basket raffles, Team Jenni bracelets, a bounce house and more.
All proceeds are for Save-A-Pet. In addition to money, the organization could use blankets, dog food, toys, et cetera.
Got fresh produce to share? Consider passing it on to the Wilson Community Food Pantry.
That’s a suggestion from pantry volunteer Janet Hoffman, who reports that the pantry recently “passed” site review by the Western New York Food Bank and is getting lined up to order the majority of its food from the bank.
“The pantry would like to thank everyone that has taken the time to care and share with those in their community. The pantry shelves continue to be full of food and the monetary donations keep coming in. The number of families is increasing weekly,” Janet said.
Donations can be dropped off at the pantry, which is open from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays. To arrange pick-up of donations, or inquire about becoming a volunteer, call 751-0165.
Mark your calendars for an upcoming event! Since there will be no flea market at the Historical Society this Labor Day, one will be hosted by Randy and Rosemary Kroening at their home, 3216 Wilson Cambria Road, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Labor Day. Vendors and artisans who want in on it should send an e-mail to email@example.com to pre-register.
Registration is open for community classes at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Cambria. Classes for all ages begin Sept. 9.
Fitness classes include family Zumba, senior fitness, circuit cardio, and “Jump Bunch” exercise for pre-K to fifth grade.
Enrichment classes include Foundations of Personal Finance (using Dave Ramsey curriculum), drawing methods and techniques for teens and adults, string and band instrument lessons, Spanish tutoring, Chess Club, Peacemaking and more.
Visit www.stpeternorthridge.org and click on the Educational Resource Center tab, or call 433-9014, for more information. The church is at 4169 Church Road, Lockport.
A seven-week Hatha Yoga class, sponsored by the Town of Wilson recreation department, will be instructed by Joan Giazzon from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 10 through Oct. 22, at the Wilson High School gym. Registration is in person, between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m., at the first class; the entry fee must be paid in full at that time. For more information, call 864-8103.
A 13-week Grief Share group is being formed by the Exley and Fillmore Chapel United Methodist churches, beginning Sept. 9. The Bible-based seminar/support group is for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them.
Sessions will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays at Wilson Exley United Methodist Church, 338 Lake St. There is a registration fee and scholarships are available. Child care is provided for 2- to 10-year-olds. For more information, call 751-6057.
Send your good news from the Wilson, South Wilson and Ransomville areas to Betty Haag for inclusion in the weekly Shoreline Byline report, by 5 p.m. Thursdays. Send e-mails and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org (no attachments other than jpgs, please) or call 751-4146.