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Pet Connection Announces Holiday Season Events

Pet Connection Programs Inc. is counting on support from the generous residents of Western New York to make this a happy holiday season. Volunteers from the nonprofit maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla will be at several locations throughout Erie County in an effort to raise funds for the care of dozens of dogs and cats in need of loving homes.

Activities kick off on Black Friday as volunteers from the shelter will be selling their ever-popular pet totes filled with food, treats and toys at the Eastern Hills Mall, near Dave & Buster’s. The volunteers will return to the mall on three Saturday: November 27, December 11 and December 18. Pups from the shelter will also be there to greet you!

Turkeys Leave Country, Will Spend Holiday Overseas!

    There are 68 more days until Thanksgiving, and you can do your worrying about that turkey during the last 41. The first 27 days, or until October 15th, you can spend being thankful that the turkey you might not get will go to our boys overseas. This about sizes up the situation. Some time ago the government slapped a two-way freeze order on the national turkey crop.  It froze the sale of the birds until it can buy up 15,000,000 to 20,000,000 pounds needed by the armed forces, and it is now freezing the birds for shipment overseas. 

Turkeys remaining after Uncle Sam has his share will be allocated to civilian use.

Please Support Pet Connection’s Holiday Dinner Dance

Tickets are still available for Pet Connection’s Holiday Concert and Dinner Dance taking place from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, December 4, at the Hearthstone Manor in Depew. The event includes dinner, entertainment by Jack Civiletto and The Pyramid Band, a huge basket auction and much more.

One lucky door prize winner will take home four one-day Disney Hopper Passes valued at $544!

Tickets for the event are just $25 and are presale only. They can be obtained by calling the shelter at 652-0192.

There’s Still Time to Stock Up at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market

While the farmers’ market season is winding down in Western New York, there’s still time to visit the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to stock up on some of your favorites! The market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and will remain open through December 18, weather permitting.

Former Buffalo Bills Players Tackle Buffalo City Mission Thanksgiving Community Meal

Earlier today, the Buffalo City Mission tackled its annual Thanksgiving “Community Meal” with support from former Buffalo Bills stars, including Cornerback Booker Edgerson (62’-69’), Quarterback/Wide Receiver Ed Rutkowski (63’-68’), Wide Receiver Lou Piccone (77’-82’), and Defensive Back, Jeffrey Nixon (‘79-‘82).The players teamed up to serve more than 250 people a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings. The Bills alums also greeted guests, washed dishes, and of course, signed autographs.

Pet Connection releases holiday wish list

You can add a little joy to the holidays this season by making a donation to Pet Connection Programs Inc. from their holiday wish list. Pet Connection, founded in 1984, is a special care and maternity animal shelter located at 12935 Williston Road in Marilla.

Items on the wish list include the following:

Don't Miss the Independent Health 'Fitness for Kids' Cheer Challenge on Sunday

Come watch these exciting high school and all star cheer teams tumble, perform stunts, cheer and dance in the Independent Health Foundation’s Fitness for Kids Cheer Challenge. All proceeds benefit the Fitness for Kids Challenge program.     

The Fitness for Kids Challenge, which runs through April 30, 2010, encourages children age 12 and under to complete health and fitness activities. In the first two years of the Challenge, more than 200,000 fitness activities have been completed, 100,000 youth have been reached in approximately 200 schools throughout Western New York and 25,000 activity trackers have been submitted.

The event includes a special performance by Buffalo Envy All Stars. 

Independent Health Foundation

Buffalo Envy All Star Cheerleading             

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Competition begins at 10 a.m.