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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to the late great jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, born on this date in 1918, "It isn't where you came from, it's where you're going that counts."

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GOING FOR 50 -- What better way to commemorate the 50th Anniversary Allentown Art Festival June 9 and 10 than with an official poster depicting all the official posters since 1958?

Great idea, thought the three community organizations producing the poster -- the Allentown Village Society, the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site Foundation and the Police Athletic League of Buffalo. Just one problem: They only have posters dating to 1973.

So the call has gone out to anyone with Allentown Art Festival posters from 1958 to 1972 to loan them for the poster project and for a summerlong display in the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site that will include all the posters in a review the history of the festival.

Anyone willing to loan their posters should contact the Allentown Village Society at 881-4269. Posters will be returned, along with a complementary copy of the 50th Anniversary poster.

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SHOW OF SUPPORT -- More than 150 gift baskets will be up for silent auction, along with a TV set and Bills and Sabres jerseys, at a benefit for Sue Eicheldinger-Glogowski from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Boston Fire Hall, 6746 Mill St. at Boston State Road.

Sue, a teacher's aide in the Maryvale and Amherst schools the past 18 years, has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, and proceeds will help cover her medical expenses and loss of work. Tickets are $20, which includes food, beer, pop and music. For tickets and donations, call Dave Skinner at 432-3394.

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STAR GAZING -- Local TV and radio personalities will be the models at a fashion show and luncheon from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. Emcee will be WBEN news reporter Barbara Burns. Tickets are $30 and must be purchased in advance. Proceeds benefit St. Luke's Mission of Mercy. For tickets, call 894-4476 or 625-8290.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Paul Bernhard Jr., Judi Marshall, Judy Ziemba, Brandi Amorosi, Brittany Miller, Dona Bondanza, Ann Moulton, Sid Zaretsky, Kristin McGinley, Florence Franczyk, Pat Wannemacher, Tom Daigler, Maria Morello, Jennifer Pronobis, Mike Wolf, Debbie Rodoski, Karen Sweet and Peter D. Margerum.

AND THURSDAY -- VaSean D. Crews, Marie Cusick, Jeanne Fedor, Rich Noblett Jr., Amy Glenn, Francisco Figuora, Ethel M. Spong, Collette McElligott, Maggie McNamara and Larry Levite.

e-mail: olaffub@buffnews.com

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