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Where We Live: Grand Island

Grand Island

The Relay for Life committee of Grand Island has begun “Painting the Town Purple” to raise awareness for the local American Cancer Society group.

Members decorated the town commons and sold purple bows Saturday and are now encouraging islanders to wear purple, plant purple flowers and hang purple decorations.

The committee will celebrate “May Day for Relay” with a bowling event at Mallwitz Island Lanes, 1887 Whitehaven Road at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

For $5, participants will receive two games of bowling, shoe rental and pop.

For more information, please call Becky Sommer-Stufkosky at 774-8978.

Also this week:

• The Grand Island Town Board and School Board will take on issues as one during a joint session next week.

The groups will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, in the upper level of Town Hall, 2255 Baseline Road.

Items up for discussion will include the speed limit in front of Charlotte Sidway Elementary School on Baseline Road, fire lane enforcement, community college charge-backs, a sheltering agreement with the American Red Cross, updates on the Safe Routes to School grant, the capital project and the town’s reassessment project.

For more information about the joint session, residents can call school representatives at 773-8800 or Town Supervisor Mary Cooke at 773-7058.

• The Charles DeGlopper VFW Post, 2121 Grand Island Blvd., will host a “Roast for Life,” pig roast dinner Sunday to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

The event goes from 3 p.m. to midnight and will feature beer, live music and door prizes. Tickets are $20 pre-sale or $25 at the door. For more information, call 775-5522.

• St. Stephen School will hold a meat raffle Saturday at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria, 2080 Baseline Road. Tickets are $10 at the door. For more information, call 578-1189.

• The Grand Island Rotary Club is holding a paper shred event for the public Saturday in the Key Bank parking lot, 2180 Grand Island Blvd., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The public is invited to bring papers they would like shredded, at a cost of $10 per box. For more information, call 773-7265.