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Town of Tonawanda

Hundreds of runners will take off at 10 a.m. Saturday from Mang Park in the second annual Mustache March 5K.

But first in the minds of many will be Dominic Hofert, who disappeared Feb. 2 at the edge of the Lower Niagara River not far from his Lewiston home. Hofert, who owned Hofert Jewelers on Delaware Avenue, was one of the original supporters and organizers of the race, which has been renamed in his memory. His son, Andrew, has been asked to start the race.

Registration may be completed for $25 by visiting or in person from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Kenmore Community Center, 135 Wilbur Ave. The cost goes up to $30 the day of the race.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three runners, male and female, in 15 age groups. Everyone registered for the race will receive a dry-fit race shirt. Runners are also invited to a post-race brunch party featuring food, beer, mimosas and live music.

“We’ve been working really hard to make it a fantastic time for everyone,” said Melissa Foster, president of the Kenmore Village Improvement Society.

The event will also feature two contests, one for the best real mustache and another for the best fake mustache, with three winners in each category.

Volunteers are also needed to stand by at road crossings and cheer runners on. Sign up by emailing or calling 877-0477.

This week:

• The Town Board will have a work session at 4 p.m. Monday in the conference room of the Municipal Building, 2919 Delaware Ave. A regular meeting follows at 7:30 in Council Chambers.

• An information forum and budget work session of the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium at Kenmore West High School, 33 Highland Parkway. During the forum, residents will have the opportunity to comment on proposals before the board that would have the district consider boycotting teacher evaluations and standardized testing. Residents will be able to submit anonymous written comments or speak at a microphone.

• A Kenmore Planning Board meeting begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Room 15 at the Municipal Building.

• The town’s 32nd annual Easter egg hunt, sponsored by the Youth, Parks & Recreation Department and Kenmore Rotary Club, is Saturday inside the Lincoln Arena, 1200 Parker Blvd. The egg hunt will begin at 10:30 a.m. for children with special needs; 11 a.m. for 2- and 3-year-olds; 11:30 a.m. for children age 4 to 6; and noon for 7- to 10-year-olds. All children participating in the hunt will receive a prize. A donation of a non-perishable food item is requested; all donations will go to the local food pantry.