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Southern Erie County

The hot dog roast fundraiser at the Angola Public Library set a new record, raising $1,290, Erie County Legislator John J. Mills said.

The fundraiser at the Collins Public Library raised $1,380 this year.

The hot dog roast fundraisers, sponsored by Mills, have raised more than $50,000 over the past several years for the libraries in his legislative district.

“Fundraising is not only about money, it is about people. Our thanks to Legislator Mills for his continuing support and fun fundraisers; they bring people together for a common goal. We need a handicapped lift to make our community room accessible from the inside of the library. This donation will bring us closer to the achievement of our goal,” said Angola Library Director Mary Truby.

“We are so excited to receive these funds, and we can’t wait to use them for children’s programs. We are starting Lego and Craft Clubs this fall, and also hope to use the money for other special performances for the community,” said Abigail Barten-McGowan, Collins Library director.

Also, a freshman transition camp will be offered at Springville-Griffith Institute High School in August.

The camp will involve orientation and problem-solving activities and will let students meet teachers, counselors and other students from 8 to 11 a.m. Aug. 10 to 13. Transportation will not be provided.

Students who want to participate must complete the registration form by Aug. 3. The form can be found on the district’s website at

This week:

• The Holland Farmers Market will feature live music from Porcelain Train on Sunday. The market is located in the Town of Holland parking lot on Olean Road next to the fire hall. The market is held on Sundays through October, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Charlie & Checkers will perform a comedy and magic act from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at Lake Erie Beach Park in Evans. If it rains, the act will move to the Lake Erie Beach Fire Hall at 9483 Lake Shore Road. The Lake Erie Beach Neighborhood Revitalization Task Force will sponsor the event. Walking or biking to the show is recommended because of limited parking.

• The Eden Planning Board’s meeting will start at 7 p.m. Tuesday on the Town Hall’s second floor at 2795 E. Church St. To view the agenda, visit the town government’s website at

• “Music on Main Street” will feature the Joe D’Angelo Band’s Italian-American music at 7 p.m. Tuesday in front of Eden Elementary School on Main Street. If it rains, the performance will move to the school’s auditorium.

• The Springville-Griffith Institute Board of Education has set a special meeting for 6 p.m. Wednesday in the district office at 307 Newman St. in Springville to discuss the superintendent search in executive session.

• Concerts in the Park will continue with Mercantile Musicians playing country and bluegrass music from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in Fiddlers Green Park at Buffalo and Franklin streets in Springville. If it rains, the concert will shift to the Concord Town Hall’s second floor at 86 Franklin St. The First Presbyterian Church will offer parking.

• The Village of Angola will participate in the National Night Out Against Crime between 6 and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at Centennial Park and the Wm. Houston Gazebo on Center Street.

The event, which is sponsored by the Town of Evans Police Department and the Communication Action Organization of Erie County, Inc., Angola Office, will include crime and fire prevention information, resources, child car seat inspections, food and fun activities.

In the event of rain, it would be moved to the Evans Center Fire Hall, 8298 Erie Road.