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Southern Erie County

The North Collins Fall Festival will feature hay rides, lawn games, music, a farmers’ market and a historic tour.

An alcohol-free event, the festival will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Marion J. Fricano Memorial Town Park at 11083 Gowanda State Road.

The event will coincide with Celebrate North Collins, the annual basket auction to benefit the North Collins Public Library, at the North Collins Senior Center at 11065 Gowanda State Road.

Festivalgoers will find balloon animals, a pizza and bake sale and an art show in the senior center.

Questions may be directed to Councilman John Tobia at 289-7577 or

This week:

• Volunteers are needed for Meals on Wheels in the Holland area, to meet growing demand for the organization’s services. Volunteer slots are open on a monthly, weekly or daily basis, and volunteering for Meals on Wheels requires an hour a day. Prospective volunteers must be 16 or older, and can work in pairs, with one person driving, while the other volunteer serves the food. Drivers and servers are both needed. For more information, call 822-2002, ext. 21.

• The Visiting Nursing Association of Western New York has set an influenza and pneumonia vaccination session from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday in the Eden Town Hall at 2795 E. Church St.

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

• The Newell-Faulkner American Legion Post 880 will host a ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday at 2912 Legion Drive in the Town of Eden to dedicate Route 75 for Army Capt. John Levulis, a 25-year-old Eden native who died in a vehicle crash in May in New Jersey.

• An autism walk will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Newell-Faulkner American Legion Post 880.

• The Eden Regional Farm Museum will host its sixth annual fall festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 8326 N. Main St.

• Eagle Pride will be in full force at Lake Shore Central Schools as it celebrates homecoming week with various activities for students throughout the week. The annual homecoming parade begins at 5 p.m. Friday at the Angola Fire Hall, 41 Commercial St., and continues to the front of the high school to Eagle Drive. For the first time, seniors will be allowed to decorate their own vehicle and drive it in the parade. Following the parade, food trucks will be in the parking lot outside of the football field.

• Springville Concord Elder Network has planned fall activities. To view the list, visit the town government’s website at and click “community information” and “senior citizens” or call 592-2768.