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Pioneer schools are planning events to help the victims of the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C.

Plans include a poster-poetry-prose contest. Students' works will be auctioned off for disaster relief. All works will be displayed in the high school foyer on College Night on Tuesday.

Residents are also encouraged to collect and donate beverage containers for a bottle drive. Containers can be dropped off at the Can & Bottle Return business on Route 16, south of Delevan, which has set up an account for Pioneer schools. Collection barrels are also provided at the schools.

Pioneer's National Honor Society is offering patriotic ribbons. They are free, but donations are being encouraged.

High school homecoming events also will be tied to the relief effort. Pioneer's Student Council is organizing volunteers to help plan and coordinate events on Oct. 12.

School officials said Oct. 13 has been designated as an "a-thon" day. Ideas being developed by students include a car wash-a-thon, bowl-a-thon and a "pay-to-play" sports challenge.

Pioneer High School's French Club has offered to give proceeds from a dance to the disaster relief effort. The dance, from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 19 in Pioneer High School, features the band Route 66.

Residents willing to help can call high school Principal Terry Grajek at 492-9333.

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