Blue Star Mothers To Sponsor Barbecue Aug. 9

WESTFIELD – The Blue Star Mothers of Western New York Chapter 4 will be sponsoring a chicken and ribs barbecue on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Cross Roads Farm and Craft Market, 6017 Westfield-Sherman Road, Westfield, NY 14787. The barbecue is being held in conjunction with Cross Roads’ Third Annual Cruise Against Hunger classic car and motorcycle cruise-in to benefit the Food Bank of WNY.

Along with supporting all veterans, Chapter 4 of the Blue Star Mothers has encouraged our active-duty military by sending over 700 care packages this year alone. With each box costing about $15 to mail, the Blue Star Mothers have realized the support of the Chautauqua County Community with its contribution of both material and monetary donations. Monies raised by the chicken and ribs barbecue will provide funding for the mailing of these packages. The Blue Star Mothers are always interested in receiving the names and addresses of active-duty military persons, and are always seeking new members. For more information, contact Susan Rowley at 499-6897.

Cruise Against Hunger will feature door prizes, 50/50 drawings, music from the ’50s to the ’70s, dash plaques and goodie bags to the first 50 entrants. For more information about the Cruise Against Hunger or for a registration form, visit, or call 672-4790. Visitors and participants are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food for the Food Bank of WNY.

Cross Roads features over 22,000 square feet of entertaining sights and smells, along with exceptional values that support local farmers, craftsmen and artisans. Sensational spices, coffees, cheeses, maple products and wines are just some of the unique items available from the over 25 vendors at Cross Roads. Unique craft items include collectibles, miniatures, Amish-made furniture and handmade pottery and jewelry.