Community Notebook

Fredonia Pomfret Dem election committee interviews Tuesday

The Fredonia Pomfret Democratic election committee will hold interviews Tuesday for town supervisor, clerk, council and county legislator. Interested residents may call or e-mail Joe Cerrie, 679-4927 or

CASAC to provide youth gambling info

at Health Fair

A representative from Chautauqua Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Council will provide information for parents on “How to Talk to Your Kids” about problem gambling. Tony Bellanca, Gambling Prevention Spec-ialist, will be on hand Mon-day at Fredonia State Univ-ersity, Commons Building, Student Center from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to answer questions.

A video will run continuously pertaining to youth gambling. There will be a question box where participants can draw a question from the box and if the correct answer is given they will receive a prize from McDonald’s Restaurants of Chautauqua County.

John T. Murray Post Ladies Auxiliary special election on Monday

The John T. Murray Post 1017 Ladies Auxiliary is holding special election of officers to fill the following positions: junior vice president, treasurer, guard, conductress and a three-year trustee. This is to be held on Monday at the post starting at 6:30 p.m. All interested ladies should attend.

Fredonia brush

collection begins on Monday

The first monthly brush and yard waste pickup for the village of Fredonia will begin Monday and will run until completion. Crews will make one pass only through the village.

For all village streets, residents should have bundled brush, limbs and bagged yard waste at the curb no later than 7 a.m. Monday. All yard waste must be bagged and all limbs and brush must be tied with twine. Limbs and brush must be cut no longer than 4 feet in length with bundles being no larger than 18 inches in diameter. Bundles and bags are limited to 65 pounds in weight.

There will be no loose leaf collection. Residents may also bring brush, limbs and yard waste to the Village DPW yard at 176 Eagle St. at any time. The next collection begins May 20 at 7 a.m.

Chicken barbecue

dinner Saturday

The Dayton Volunteer Fire Company is sponsoring a chicken barbecue dinner Saturday beginning at 11:30 a.m. in its fire hall at 9512 Route 62. Dinners are $9 for adults and $5.50 for children under 12. Each meal includes a half-chicken, salted potatoes, macaroni salad, coleslaw, roll with butter, dessert and a beverage. Take-out will be available by calling 532-2627. Proceeds will go toward funding the new fire hall.

Towel Bingo tonight

The Fredonia Grange No.1 would like to invite you to Towel Bingo tonight at 7 o’clock in the Grange Hall, 58 W. Main St. Fredonia. All proceeds will benefit the restoration of the 100-year-old tapestry that hangs in the hall. Cost is $5 for entry fee and $1 for additional cards. Free refreshments. Win towels, door and raffle prizes. All are welcome. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Contact Melissa Thompson at 969-7451 with any questions.

Prescription drug take-back day set

Three locations will be set up in the collection of potentially dangerous ex-pired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction on Saturday.

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department will team with the Drug En-forcement Administration in this nationwide effort. The prescription drugs can be turned in from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at these locations:

Alstar Ambulance on Monroe Street in Dunkirk.

Chautauqua Mall parking lot, Lakewood, in front of JC Penney.

Foote Avenue Plaza, Jamestown.

The department notes the service is free and anonymous. No questions will be asked.

Scouting for food drive Saturday

Cassadaga Cub Scout Pack and Troop 219 will collect non-perishable food items for the annual Scouting For Food drive. All items and monetary donations will be taken to the Cassadaga Food Pantry on Maple Avenue in Cassa-daga. The boys will begin the collections at 9 a.m. on Saturday. If your donations are missed, call 595-3713.

Rookies on the Lake to hold benefit Saturday

Rookies on the Lake will host “Raising the Bar to Beat Cancer” on Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. The event will include drink specials, snacks, raffles, a silent auction, a photo booth, “Shave it or Save it” haircuts for donation, and live music from Hoo Man at 5 p.m. and US at 9 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Ride 4 Roswell. Tickets are $15 presale or $20 at the door.