Town receives $15,000 toward park planning
PENDLETON -- Assemblyman James Hayes has announced a $15,000 grant to the town for development of a master plan for a park on 28 acres of town-owned land off Feigle Road and Campbell Boulevard.
Hayes, R-Amherst, said the money came from the New York State Council on the Arts and will be administered by Valerie Janik, a member of the town Conservation Board.
Janik said the design project is expected to take four months after the grant contract is signed.
The planning process is to include a workshop for children to take part in designing the park, Janik said.
Hayes said, "I'm proud the town took the initiative in applying for this grant and for pursuing a planning process that will reflect the wishes of local residents."
Valu raises $45,260 for Salvation Army
The sale of Winter Salvation Kits by Valu Home Centers has raised $45,260 for the Salvation Army.
A total of 9,052 kits, designed for auto safety, were sold at the 38 Valu stores in Western and Central New York and northwestern Pennsylvania.
Priced at $19.88, $5 from each sale was donated to the Salvation Army, with the money remaining in the community in which it was raised.
Valu President Michael A. Ervolina Jr. presented a check this week to Maj. George Polarek of the Salvation Army. The money will be used to provide needy families with food, warm clothing and toys.