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Town of Tonawanda

The 29th Annual Jerry Starr Ken-Ton Schools’ SleepOut begins at 8 p.m. Friday at Hoover Middle School, 249 Thorncliff Road.

Students and staff will brave the elements and sleep outside in refrigerator boxes to help the less fortunate. The tradition was started in 1988 by the late Samuel “Jerry” Starr, a longtime teacher at Kenmore West High School, as well as his colleagues, Steve Ash and Charles Kohler.

Ash and his organization, Educators Totally Committed (E.T.C.), coordinate the SleepOut each year.

Donations may be dropped off at the SleepOut site between 7:45 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Friday. Those wishing to donate by check may make it payable to KEN-TON SCHOOLS – E.T.C., and mailed to Ken-Ton Schools’ Sleepout, c/o Kenmore West Senior High School, 33 Highland Pkwy., Buffalo, NY 14223.

For more information on donating or participating, call 694-4492 or email Children and students must be accompanied by parents.

This week:

• The Ken-Ton Audit Committee holds a regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the board room of the administration building, 1500 Colvin Blvd. The School Board holds a budget work session at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria at Kenmore East High School, 350 Fries Road.

• A work session of the Kenmore Village Board begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the mayor’s office at the Municipal Building, 2919 Delaware Ave. A regular meeting follows at 8 in Council Chambers.

• The town’s Planning Board meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Room 21 at the Municipal Building.