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Gala Set

For Saturday

Several items have been added to the Every Little Black Dress Needs a Pink Ribbon Gala auction that will be held at the Jamestown Gateway Train Station on Saturday. The additions include: a cherry bench made by Bruce Johnson of Bemus Point; signed books by Kevin Leman, Fran Drescher and Natalie Merchant; a relaxation basket including an hour of massage donated by Donna Tranum, massage therapist; a dinner for six at the summer home of Binnie Kurtzner on Chautauqua Lake; a hockey stick signed by Thomas Vanek; and a photo signed by Kevyn Adams. The models in the little black dress fashion show segment of the fundraiser will show jewelry provided by Carlson’s Jewelry Smithing. Carlson’s and Dena Carlson have also donated a necklace and earring set in sterling with square-cut golden cubic zirconia as part of the silent auction. A fundraising event for the Avon Foundation for Breast Cancer Research, the gala will start at 7 p.m.

JRC To Host

Garden Fair

The Jamestown Renaissance Corp. will host the Grow Jamestown Thinking Spring Garden Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Dr. Lillian Vitanza Ney Renaissance Center, corner of Washington and West Third streets. There is free admission and free parking. Exhibits will include local nurseries, landscapers and community organizations. Workshops planned include garden planning, landscaping and community gardening. There will also be prizes, food and shopping. For more information, call Mary Maxwell at the Jamestown Renaissance Corp. at 664-2477 or email Mary@JamestownRenaissance.org.

Chili Cook-Off

Set For Friday

The Salvation Army, 83 S. Main St., Jamestown, will host a chili cook-off on Friday at 5 p.m. Radio personality, Jim Roselle and his wife, Cathy, will be judging the event. Tickets will be sold at the door for $5. The Chili Cook-off serves as a fundraiser for the Salvation Army’s social, spiritual and leadership programs for the teens in the Jamestown area. A talent show, featuring Salvation Army youth, will follow after the cook-off at 6:30. For further information or to purchase tickets call the Salvation Army at 664-4108.

Thrift Store

Closes Its Doors

The Victory Tabernacle Thrift Store is now closed.

Legion To Host Easter Party

LAKEWOOD – The Lakewood American Legion Post 1286 Auxiliary will host a children’s Easter party from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday. Featured will be an Easter egg hunt, pizza and snacks, games and crafts. This event is open to all Lakewood American Legion Post 1286 members’ children and grandchildren. There is a signup sheet at Post 1286. For more information, call 969-2851 or the Lakewood American Legion Post 1286 at 763-1286.

Easter Cantata

Is Saturday

ELLINGTON – The Baptist Church of Ellington, 530 Route 62 North, will perform the Easter cantata ”Calvary’s Love,” at 4 p.m. Saturday. A dinner and Easter egg hunt for nursery-age children through 13 will follow. The event is free, and the public is invited to attend. For more information, contact Pastor Don Moore at 673-6593.