City of Tonawanda
City police officers donated proceeds from their “Beards for Bucks” campaign to a fund for Kim Vaillancourt, a 1997 Tonawanda High School graduate and pregnant mother of five diagnosed in December with brain cancer.
Chief William Strassburg at Tuesday’s Common Council meeting presented a check for $1,500 to Council President Jenna Koch, a Vailllancourt family friend.
Strassburg and the Police Benevolent Association agreed to let officers grow beards and goatees for the months of January and February in return for a donation. All city officers donated to the cause, said Capt. Fred Foels.
• The school district theater department’s production of the Broadway musical “Peter Pan” concludes today with a performance at 2 p.m. in Alumni Auditorium, 600 Fletcher St. Adults are $10, students and seniors are $7.
• Registration packets for the Tonawanda City School District’s kindergarten will be available starting Monday at district buildings, in the community and online. Children must be 5-years-old on or before Dec. 1 to be eligible. Students currently at a Universal Prekindergarten program in the district will receive a packet from their teacher. Packets will be available in elementary buildings, the Childcare Development Center, St. Francis, the Tonawanda Public Library, Salem Church, New Life Christian Center, Kidsabilities, the Board of Education office at 100 Hinds Street and at tonawandacsd.org at the kindergarten registration icon.