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Town of Tonawanda

Clothing, toiletries and school supplies are being collected for free distribution to children living in the Ken-Ton community through a program known as the Ken-Ton Closet.

The program was founded this year by the Ken-Ton Parent Association, a group that advocates for the educational need of children in the district. Jill Y. O’Malley, its director, said the program is developing strategies to identify and deliver items to children in need.

Housed in the Sheridan Parkside Community Building, 169 Sheridan Parkside Drive, The Closet accepts donations between 3 and 5 p.m. weekdays. Clothing may be new or gently used; donations aren’t tax-deductible at this time and cash donations aren’t accepted.

Also this week:

• The Kenmore Village Board meets at 8 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers in the municipal building, 2919 Delaware Ave. A work session begins at 6:30 in the mayor’s office on the first floor. A public hearing is scheduled on a proposal by the state Department of Transportation to re-stripe Delaware Avenue, to delineate traffic patterns.

• The Clean Air Coalition of Western New York is holding a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Brounshidle Post 2, American Legion, 3354 Delaware Ave. Residents of the City and Town of Tonawanda will be asked to vote on health priorities, so that the coalition can pursue grants to address them.

• The Town of Tonawanda’s Zoning Board of Appeals meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in council chambers at the municipal building.

• Friday is the deadline to apply to participate in a weight loss competition being held at the Town of Tonawanda’s Aquatic and Fitness Center. The program runs from March 9 to May 19. The price is $150, plus the cost of a 90-day membership for those not already members. Prizes will be awarded to challenge winners, and the top male and female winners. Call 876-7424 for details.