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AMHERST YOUTH BOARD READIES AWARDS THE AMHERST YOUTH BOARD PLANS TO ANNOUNCE ITS SERVICE TO YOUTH
AWARD WINNERS AT A DINNER FEB. 21 IN CLASSICS V BANQUET CENTER ON NIAGARA FALLS BOULEVARD, AMHERST.

The Amherst Youth Board plans to announce its Service to Youth Award winners at a dinner Feb. 21 in Classics V Banquet Center on Niagara Falls Boulevard, Amherst.

The awards acknowledge the efforts of those who have devoted countless hours of service to the children and youth of Amherst. The awards also recognize individuals and groups that have made outstanding financial contributions to youth programs in 2000.

Jim Malone, a member of the Amherst Youth Foundation, will receive the Service to Youth Award. Paul Wietig, assistant superintendent of Amherst Central Schools, will receive the adult professional award.

Youth awards will be presented to Frances Jo Dixon and David Carlson, both Williamsville East High School students. Service to community awards will be presented to Gary Cooper, former superintendent of the Sweet Home School District, and the late Jeffrey Bloom, former recreation director in the Town of Amherst. A special Spirit of Hope award will be presented posthumously to Mariann Inzinna.

Anyone interested in attending the dinner is asked to call the Amherst Youth Board Office at 631-7215. Tickets are $23 for adults and $15 for youths.

Wind Ensemble to celebrate 20th year

The Williamsville District Wind Ensemble Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Williamsville North High School, 1595 Hopkins Road, Amherst.

This year's guest conductor is Frank B. Wickes, director of bands at Louisiana State University, who will conduct works by Donald Grantham, Vaclav Nelhybel and Clifton Williams.

Also on the program will be works by Robert Smith, Percy Grainger and Stephen Shewan, director of bands for Williamsville. Shewan's "King David's Dance" will be accompanied by dancers from Williamsville East High School.

Admission is $1.

Volunteers sought for van service

LEWISTON -- Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center is looking for volunteers to serve as drivers, driver assistants and substitutes for a van service it plans to begin this spring.

The service would benefit patients who have no other transportation to the hospital and health center campus, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston; the Neighborhood Health Center, 3001 Ninth St., Niagara Falls; and the Patient Service Centers, 6950 Williams Road in Wheatfield and 549 Fourth St. in Niagara Falls, for outpatient services or appointments.

Volunteers should call call 298-2144.

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