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Town of Tonawanda

The Ken-Ton School District is continuing its winning ways in developing healthy eating and exercise options for its students.

This month, grants of $4,000 each were awarded to the Charles A. Lindbergh and Thomas Jefferson elementary schools by Fuel Up to Play 60, a program sponsored by the National Dairy Council and the National Football League that encourages the availability and consumption of nutritious foods and 60 minutes of daily physical activity.

“I am very proud of both schools for having won the Fuel Up to Play 60 Grant,” School Superintendent Mark P. Mondanaro said in a statement. “For the second year in a row, it shows the commitment we have to stressing healthy lifestyles for our youth.”

Last year, Thomas A. Edison Elementary School won a $2,500 grant in a cooking show challenge by creating a healthy breakfast parfait inspired by a character in a children’s book.

Proceeds of the grants are used to enhance efforts of the district’s Food Service, Health Services and Physical Education departments.

Also this week:

• The Kenmore Planning Board meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the mayor’s office at the municipal building, 2919 Delaware Ave.

• A candlelight vigil in memory of Jocelyn B. Elberson, a town resident who was among two people killed by a motorcycle Nov. 11 while walking along the Amherst bike path, begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Kenney Field, Colvin Boulevard and Brighton Road.