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DAR to buy phone cards for wounded soldiers

NIAGARA FALLS -- Members of the city chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution are asking the public for donations to purchase telephone cards to be mailed to wounded soldiers at the American hospital in Germany.

Send a Christmas greeting card or a note for a wounded soldier to: Barbara Diebold, 3789 Moyer Road, North Tonawanda, NY 14120.

The DAR also is accepting donations for soldiers. Checks should be made payable to Niagara Falls Chapter, DAR. Deadline for Project Patriot is Dec. 4.

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Anniversary gala raises $35,000

The Erie County Chapter of The Links raised about $35,000 during "Night on the Town," its 20th anniversary gala.

Almost 700 people attended the event Nov. 3 in Samuel's Grande Manor, Clarence.

Proceeds go to the chapter's scholarship fund and to an elementary school yet to be determined in New Orleans.

The Links is a nonprofit organization with a membership of more than 10,000 women of African descent.

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Church child care center has range of openings

Openings are available in all age groups at Holy Innocents Child Care Center of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, 30 Rich St. between Genesee and Best streets. The center, which is fully accredited, accepts youngsters ages 6 weeks to 12 years.

Holy Innocents features a large play yard, a well-equipped library and programs for before and after school. Parents can tour the center and meet the staff by calling 896-6386.

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Train show to feature 30-ton steam locomotive

A 30-ton steam locomotive will be trucked to the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg and set up in the Agri-Center as the centerpiece of this year's 25th annual Greater Buffalo Train & Toy Show, to be held Saturday and Sunday.

The Baldwin 0-4-0 switch engine, restored to operating condition by a Dunkirk enthusiast, will highlight the largest show yet sponsored by the Western New York Railway Historical Society. Also included are toy and model train layouts, working large-scale model steam engines, a NASCAR track layout and 325 vendor tables with collectibles, dolls and miniatures, books and videos.

Admission is $6, with children 12 and under admitted free. The show will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

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