Community Notebook

Benefit fundraiser for Sylvia Corbett Mawhir Sunday

A benefit fundraiser is being planned on behalf of Sylvia Corbett Mawhir on Sunday at the John W. Dill Legion Post on Main Street in Brocton. Sylvia has been battling Adrenocortical Carcinoma since 2011.

The benefit includes a 2-mile walk for fun and a basket raffle. Participants are encouraged to design a T-shirt to wear to the walk incorporating the color teal, an awareness ribbon and the slogan “Strides for Sylvia.”

Prizes will be awarded for the most creative shirts. Walkers will receive a “Strides for Sylvia” wristband and a light lunch. Music will be provided by The Untouchables from 2 to 4 p.m. Face-painting will be available for the kids.

Walkers can pre-register by picking up a form at the Green Arch Restaurant in Brocton or by sending an email request to stridesforsylvia@gmail.com. You can also register the day of the benefit.

Registration will begin at noon at the Legion, and the walk will begin at 1 p.m. The registration fee is $10 per person and kids under 12 walk free. Donations can also be made at any Lake Shore branch for those unable to attend.

Sylvia, a Dunkirk High School graduate, currently resides in Brocton with her husband, Steve. They have two daughters, Kara and Katie.

Horse Plowing Festival Sunday

The 32nd Annual Horse Plowing Festival, sponsored by the Collins Draft Horse, Ox and Pony Club, will be held Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wheater Road and Route 62, town of Collins.

The festival will feature working draft animals, a baked goods sale auction to benefit youth programs, crafts, a petting zoo, wagon rides, pony rides, a log skidding contest, sheep herding, demonstrations, stick horse races, a chicken barbecue catered by Wendel’s and live country music. No dogs are allowed on the premises.

For details, contact Gene Degman at 807-7818 or accugene4@att.net or Robin Genco at 597-4988 or healingartsm@yahoo.com.

National Day of Prayer Thursday

All are invited to take part in the National Day of Prayer Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds.

Nina Morrison’s Chautauqua lecture to

air on Access Channel 5

Nina Morrison’s Chau-tauqua lecture “Freeing the Innocent” will be shown on Access Channel 5.

The program will air at 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. each day beginning on Saturday with the last airing on May 9.

Access Channel 5 is available to cable viewers in the Chautauqua, Mayville, North Harmony, Portland, Sherman and Westfield areas.

Viewers should note that all area public access channels have been dropped from Time Warner’s analog service, but can be received on digital service with a converter at their legacy channel assignment, or on a QAM digital television (channel varies by system) that has been recently autoscanned. Programming from Access Channel 5 (channel 21.4 on a QAM digital TV) is also aired each evening in the town of Hanover on cable channel 12 (channel 98.3 on a QAM digital TV).

Vendor/craft bazaar on Saturday in Versailles

Versailles Community Hall is hosting a vendor/craft bazaar on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tables are available by calling Sue Edler at 532-4459. Refreshments will be available at the event.

Green Ribbon Gala Family Fun Fair Saturday

A Green Ribbon Gala Family Fun Fair is scheduled for Saturday at the Fredonia Presbyterian Church, 219 Central Ave., Fredonia.

The free open house will be held from noon – 4 p.m.

Features will be door prize giveaways including a girl’s bike, a boy’s bike, and a handmade afghan; a free basket raffle; games; face painting and free food. Help recognize mental health awareness month and stamp out stigma.

All are welcome. Call Melody at 753-4157 for details.

Taylor Pancoast to appear on Senior Report

Senior Report with Reed Powers will have Taylor Pancoast as the guest on Saturday’s television program.

Dr. Pancoast will discuss the chemistry of high volume horizontal fracking. He is a chemistry professor at Jamestown Community College. The program will be guest-hosted by retired journalists Karen and Roy Harvey of Snowshoe Films.

The live, call-in program airs from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays. Individuals may call 753-5225 during that time with questions, comments or a shout-out. The program is rebroadcast each day at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. for some communities.

Senior Report was conceived by Reed Powers and has aired on Access Channel 5 since 1995.

The series highlights senior citizen club news for 15 minutes with the remainder of the hour-long program devoted to the featured guest.

The guest is subject to change.

Senior Report is shown live on Saturday mornings on Time Warner cable systems covering the following communities: Brocton, Cassadaga, Chautauqua, Fredonia, Mayville, North Harmony, Portland, Ripley, Sherman, Stockton and Westfield on Channel 5. In Dunkirk, Falconer, Forestville, Hanover, Irving, Jamestown, Lakewood and Silver Creek the program is on channel 19. The show originates at the Access Channel 5 studio in Mayville.

Viewers should note that all area public access channels have been dropped from Time Warner’s analog service, but can be received on digital service with a converter at their legacy channel assignment, or on a digital television (channel varies by system) that has been recently autoscanned. Programming from Access Channel 5 (channel 21.4 on a QAM digital TV) is also aired each evening in the town of Hanover on cable channel 12 (channel 98.3 on a QAM digital TV).

Murray Hose Co. 4 meeting Monday

Murray Hose Company 4 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday at 7 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend. After the meeting, there will be the Swienconka (Easter food and blessing) at the Kosciuszko Club.

Services for all deceased members of Hose Company 4 will be held May 25 at Blessed Mary Angela Church Parish, St. Hedwig’s location. Mass will be held at 9 a.m. with breakfast to follow at the Kosciuszko Club.

All members should assemble at the club parking lot at 8:30 for the 8:45 a.m. march to church.