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Streets ringing the Orchard Park Middle School were closed to traffic today for a Red
Ribbon Day rally and march.

The Village Board this week authorized the closing of Lincoln, West Quaker, South Davis and Thorn streets so that 1,350 middle school students and 130 teachers and staff could march in the anti-drug rally, along with contingents from several elementary schools and the high school.

Last year the school's older students raised funds and produced their own anti-drug commercial. This year they decided to involve the entire school system in the drug-awareness

In other business, the board set Nov. 10 for a hearing to discuss potential federal Community Development Block Grant projects.

The board also set Dec. 13 for "Holiday in the Park," when various local groups will decorate trees with "environmentally friendly" ornaments. The event will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. in Yates Park and will include hay rides.

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