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LOCKPORT WALK OF FAME TO ADD THREE MORE NAMES

Two prominent Niagara County residents and a local 19th-century figure will be inducted into the Discover Historic Lockport Walk of Fame at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fountain Park on Main Street.

Charles Rand Penney is a nationally known art collector and a founder of the Kenan Center. A philanthropist and world traveler, he has loaned and donated art and antiques to museums and universities worldwide.

Thomas C. Rotondo Jr. served five terms as mayor of Lockport until 1993 and operated Rotondo's Grocery for 38 years. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was in the first graduating class of DeSales High School.

Hezekiah Wilcox Scovell, who pioneered the use of adhesive stamps while serving as Lockport postmaster from 1835 to 1848, also will be inducted.

A reception will follow the ceremony, rain or shine, on the canal overlook behind Fountain Park. Past inductees include industrialist Herbert Harrison, inventor Birdsall Holly, philanthropist William Kenan Jr., author Joyce Carol Oates and astronaut William Gregory.

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