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West Seneca

A donation from Rotary Club of West Seneca has helped build and equip a home for abandoned children in Monterrey, Mexico, with a library.

The club’s $2,000 contribution was matched by Rotary District 7090, which comprises Western New York and Southern Ontario. Rotary Club of San Nicolas de los Garza oversaw the library project.

A library crusade, which began in 2009, was the idea of Kim Wittkugel, daughter of West Seneca Rotarian Ken Kellner. Wittkugel was working as a volunteer through Back2Back, a Lutheran faith-based organization, when she discovered how many disadvantaged children never had a book.

With money from West Seneca Rotary, Wittkugel has built and equipped four libraries so far; the ribbon-cutting at El Retiro Juvenil Children’s Home in Monterrey was held earlier this month.

Also this week:

• The 150th Year Confirmation Mass at Fourteen Holy Helpers Parish on Indian Church Road will be celebrated at 3 p.m. today by Msgr. David S. Slubecky, the former pastor. A Living Rosary is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday.

• A Town Board work session is scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers in Town Hall, 1250 Union Road. A regular board meeting begins at 7.

• Nov. 5 is the deadline for nominations for the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 awards dinner, which will take place in February.

The categories are: Business of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Community Organization of the Year and Educator of the Year. Visit or call 674-4900 for a nomination form.

• West Seneca Youth Hockey Association is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a party Nov. 9 at Lucarelli’s Banquet Center in Lackawanna. The evening will include live music, beverages and food stations, and raffles. Donation is $20 Tickets will be available at the door or by emailing