Community Notebook

Free dresses available today and Sunday

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon, Urban Valet Dry Cleaners and Performing Arts Dance Academy announce the dates for the 5th annual Prom Dress Drive Shopping Days.

Local high school girls are invited to attend the shopping event to find a free gown for prom or other special event from 3 to 6 p.m. today or noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, at Performing Arts Dance Academy, 206 Lake St., Hamburg.

Thanks to the generosity of the community, hundreds of dresses have been donated. The gowns were cleaned thanks to Urban Valet Dry Cleaners to be ready for the big dance or event.

A variety of sizes, colors and styles will be available. All high school age girls are welcome to attend to choose one gown each. Attendees will be allowed into the shopping area on a first-come, first-served basis. Handmade beaded earrings, jewelry and shoes will also be available, for free.

Anyone with questions is encouraged to contact Legislator Dixon at 858-8671 or email

EDFF Ladies Auxiliary chicken barbecue Wednesday

The East Dunkirk Ladies Auxiliary will hold its annual Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue Wednesday, April 9, from 4 to 6 p.m. or until sold out.

The East Dunkirk Fire Hall is located at 10949 Roberts Rd. Dunkirk. The cost is $9 per person. For details or to reserve tickets call Julie at 680-2729.

Indoor yard sale at the Slovenian Club in Gowanda

The Slovenian Club, located at 36 Palmer Street in Gowanda is hosting its 4th annual indoor yard sale on April 12 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Vendors who would like to participate are welcome. Call Lynn at 532-3915 for further information.

The club expects many vendors will participate, displaying a wide variety of bargains and treasures.

Lunch will be available and a bake sale will be held

Anyone who has any saleable items to donate for the sale can either drop them off at the club or call Lynn to make arrangements for pickup.