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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.

Congressman Higgins Announces Application Period for SAFER Federal Fire Grants

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced the application window for grants provided through the Department of Homeland Security Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Services (SAFER) program is now open.   SAFER grants are aimed at increasing the number of firefighters and enhancing a department’s ability to comply with federal standards that ensure that their communities have adequate protection from fire and fire related hazards.  This year Congress appropriated approximately $420 million for the SAFER program. 

“I encourage local companies to apply for funding through this federal grant to help support outreach and recruitment of the next generation of first responders,” said Higgins. 

Pet Connection to Hold Chicken Barbecue Fundraiser on Sept. 18

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, will hold a chicken barbecue beginning at noon on Saturday, September 18, at the Bowen Grove Shelter, Bowen and Broadway, Lancaster. This event will feature Big Belly BBQ, voted the number one barbecue in Western New York! 

 

Dinners will include a half barbecue chicken plus three sides, beverage and dessert, and will cost just $9.

A Benefit for Aidan, This Saturday

In January of 2009 Aidan Radlich was diagnosed with a rare brain condition called hemimegalencephaly, a condition he has had since birth. Since then Aidan has battled epilepsy and severe seizures.

A fundraiser is being held Saturday, August 21, from 4 to 10 p.m., at DeMarco Grove, 3964 California Road, in Orchard Park, to help his family pay for brain surgery intended to alleviate this young boy’s symptoms.

Tickets are $20 and include food, pop and beer. There will be a Chinese auction, silent auction and 50-50 raffle.  Donations are also gratefully accepted at M&T Bank, 2050 Kensington Avenue in Snyder for those unable to attend (Attention: Aidan Radlich Benefit Fund).

For more information, send an email to aidansbenefit@yahoo.com.