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May 4, 2014

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — The YWCA received an urban initiatives grant that covered the cost of renovating the Cottage Street kitchen, but not the equipment that’s needed to run a culinary training program.

Enter the Rotary Club of Lockport, which is aiming to raise $30,000 for the YWCA so that the program is supplied with mixing bowls, spatulas and everything else that goes into a commercial kitchen.

The club’s third annual Gourmet Dinner, set for May 17, is an occasion to wine and dine charitable donors in the hopes they’ll agree to write a check to the YWCA. The invitation-only dinner is financed by the club in conjunction with other community supporters.

Every year, the Rotary Club tries to identify a different organization that’s addressing an urgent community need, and commits the club to helping raise funds for it.

The YWCA culinary training program “is well suited to the needs of the community,” Rotary gourmet dinner chairman David Kinyon said.

Anyone who has an interest in donating toward the YWCA project can contact Kinyon at 638-1119 or drkinyon@roadrunner.com.

Contact reporter Kaley Lynch at 439-9222, ext. 6245, or tweet to @Lynchie17.

Contact reporter Kaley Lynch at 439-9222, ext. 6245, or tweet to @Lynchie17

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