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Pet Connection Announces Additional Events During October

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, has added some new special events to its October calendar.

From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 2 and 3, Pet Connection volunteers will be participating in the Cradle Beach Harvest Festival in Angola, selling mini and large totes filled with pet surprises. Come out and see the puppies!

And, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. October 2, volunteers will be grilling up hot dogs and hamburgers at the Tractor Supply Co., 4484 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. The store is having a huge pet food sale, so please stop by and check it out.

Legislator Dixon Plans Hot Dog Roast for Saturday to Benefit Hamburg Library

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon, Hamburg, will host a Hot Dog Roast Fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Hamburg Public Library, 102 Buffalo Street, Hamburg. Proceeds benefit the library.

Legislator Dixon will be selling Sahlen’s hot dogs for $1.50, which includes a bottle of Mayer Brothers Spring Water.

The event will also include the Hamburg Library’s Pirate Party in celebration of International Talk-Like-A-Pirate Day. Attendees are encouraged to dress like a pirate. The party will also include pirate stories, crafts and a few surprises.

For additional information, please call Legislator Dixon at 649-2640 or e-mail lynne.dixon@erie.gov.

Pet Connection to Host Chicken BBQ, Auction & Raffle on September 18

If you’re hungry for a delicious chicken BBQ or just have an appetite for a good time, stop by the Bowen Grove Shelter beginning at noon Saturday, September 18, for Pet Connection’s Chicken BBQ, Chinese Auction and 50/50 Raffle! The event will take place at the Bowen Grove Shelter, located at the intersection of Bowen and Broadway in Lancaster. 

The delicious chicken dinners, priced at just $9, will be prepared by Big Belly BBQ, voted the number one BBQ in Western New York! Take-out orders will also be available. All dinners include a half BBQ chicken, three sides, roll/butter, beverage and dessert.

Pet Connection Announces Additional Events During September

Pet Connection Programs, Inc., a special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, has added some new special events to its September calendar.

Volunteers will be grilling up delicious hot dogs and hamburgers from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. September 11 at Valu Home Center, 123 Grey St., East Aurora. Also on September 11, volunteers will be taking part in the Abbott Road Animal Hospital pet fair and open house from 1 to 3 p.m. The animal hospital is located at 3816 Abbott Road in Orchard Park.

Wilson and Hamburg Districts Win Prizes For School Lunch Programs

New York State Office of General Services (OGS) Commissioner, John C. Egan, today announced that OGS, in conjunction with representatives of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), selected the Hamburg and Wilson school districts as two of eight New York State school districts to receive 2010 Best Practices Awards for their efforts using USDA foods.  As a grand prize winner, the Hamburg district will receive a $5,000 cash award and Wilson will receive $1,000 to support the purchase of school lunch related equipment. 

“This program is a perfect example of New York State's commitment to healthy living" said Commissioner Egan.

Urgent: Pet Connection Needs Your Help!

Do to a manufacturing mix-up, Pet Connection Programs Inc. is in urgent need of reusable grocery-style bags for the Erie County Fair. The bags are then filled with pet supplies and sold to Fairgoers to raise funds for the nonprofit animal shelter in Marilla. Unfortunately, only 200 bags have arrived so far, and they sold out the very first day of the Fair.

 If you can help with a donation of new bags, please call Joe Kirchmyer at 997-0152.