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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."

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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.

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