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Town of Tonawanda

The town’s Democratic Committee has endorsed incumbents John Bargnesi, Jr., Lisa M. Chimera and Joseph H. Emminger for Town Board and William E. Swanson for highway superintendent.

“Our Town Board always puts the community first and that’s the biggest thing that I like about our Town Board candidates — they do what’s best for the community at all times,” said Town of Tonawanda Democratic chairman John Crangle. “That’s a tribute to Joe, John and Lisa who are running for reelection this year and we endorse them enthusiastically.”

This fall’s ballot will include three seats on the Tonawanda Town Board, plus highway superintendent. In the Village of Kenmore, two seats on the Village Board and the job of village justice are up for grabs.

So far, the Ken-Ton Republican Committee has announced its endorsements of Michael R. Vishion, Gigi E. Grizanti and Ann M. Morelli for Tonawanda Town Board and Leonard Rollo for Village Board.

Democrats will endorse their candidates for village office after a caucus in September, Crangle said.

All of the offices up for election in the town and village have four-year terms.

Also this week:

• Hoover Elementary School presents its annual Spring Concert on Thursday at 7 p.m. and Friday at 9:30 a.m. Both performances will be held in the Hoover Complex auditorium, 199 Thorncliff Road, featuring Grades 4 and 5 band, chorus and orchestra, led by the Hoover Elementary School music faculty.

• The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s 7th annual “Ride for Missing Children, Buffalo” will be police-escorted Friday morning through town streets. The route of affected streets is North Ellicott Creek Road, Niagara Falls Boulevard, Ellicott Creek Road, Parker Boulevard, Glenalby Road, West Falls Drive, St. Amelia Drive, Cornwall Avenue, Kerr Avenue, Colvin Boulevard, Linden Avenue and Delaware Avenue. The 100-mile bike ride is held to bring awareness to missing children and raise funds to support local programs in schools.

• Used sunglasses and prescription eyeglasses will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughout the month of May at Wynwood Kenmore, a senior living community at 2971 Delaware Ave., which is working in partnership with Lions Club International. Donations will be shipped to the Lions eyeglass recycling centers to be cleaned, categorized by prescription and prepared for distribution in developing countries.