Community Notebook

Halloween parade scheduled Saturday for Laona/Town of Pomfret

The annual Halloween parade for Laona/Town of Pomfret will be held on Saturday at 3 p.m. The parade will start in the Laona Cemetery at the Webster Road side entrance. Participants will go to the playground from there to have judging of the costumes and prizes. The annual 50/50 raffle will be held with proceeds going toward the Laona Easter Egg Hunt. Floats are welcome and encouraged. Dress for the weather. For more information contact Evie Sievert at 673-1051.

OBSERVER looking for Westfield voters who voted merger down

The OBSERVER is currently looking for people in the Westfield Academy and Central School District who voted down the merger with Brocton Central School and are willing to speak with the media regarding their vote. If interested, please send an email to or call 366-3000.

First Presbyterian Church to hold Mexican foods dinner

The First Presbyterian Church at 49 S. Portage St. in Westfield will hold a “Mexican Fiesta Harvest Dinner” on Friday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults; $5 for children 10 and younger. All dinners include a beverage and homemade dessert. Sit-down, take-out and delivery available. For delivery, call 326-2643 by noon the day of the dinner. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit building restoration and outreach and mission projects. For more information call 326-2643.

Cassadaga Legion and Cub Scout Pack 219 plan food drive

The Cassadaga American Legion Auxiliary, along with Cub Scout Pack 219 in Cassadaga, will conduct a food drive on Saturday to celebrate Make A Difference Day. This will be the 11th annual food drive for Make A Difference Day that the groups have conducted. Community members are asked to have their donations of food on their front porches or stoops by 9 a.m. that day, when the Cub Scouts will start collecting. Be generous to neighbors in need. If donations are missed, call the Legion at 595-3145.

GOP Meet and Greet Friday in Jamestown

Republican political candidates will hold a Meet and Greet on Friday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Boomerang Cafe, 897 Southwestern Drive, Jamestown.

Candidates at the Meet and Greet will include: Vince Horrigan Chautauqua County Executive; PJ Wendel Chautauqua County Legislature, District 10 Todd Hanson – re-election for Busti Town Board; Ken Lawton – re-election for Busti Town Board and Brett Mucheck – re-election for Busti Town Board

Cookies, donuts and coffee will be provided.

Sinclairville Free Library Halloween event canceled

The Sinclairville Free Library’s Halloween Fun Fair scheduled for Saturday has been canceled. A Mardi Gras family event is planned for mid-winter. Call 962-5885 to volunteer to help with this activity.

Turkey Party Sunday

AMVETS in Sugar Grove will host a Turkey Party Sunday at 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Soil & Water meeting

The Chautauqua County Soil & Water Conservation District Directors’ regular meeting is Thursday at 8:30 a.m. at the Frank W. Bratt Ag Center, 3542 Turner Road, Jamestown.

Geometry of Crop

circles presentation set

“The Sacred Geometry of Crop Circles” will be presented at 6 p.m. Thursday by guest lecturer Fred Rusher at the Church of the Living Spirit, Assembly Hall, Cleveland Ave, Lily Dale The program offered free of charge, focuses on Rusher’s research and is based on “The Keys of Enoch,” by Dr. J.J. Nurtak. Rusher, owner of Geo-Cosmetic Arts, uses crop circle photographs to recreate the sacred geometry in various metals, stones and wood. His talk also covers healing properties linked to sacred geometry.