MIDDLEPORT – An inaugural Town of Royalton Community Day is planned for noon to 4 p.m. next Sunday at Royalton Town Hall, 5316 Royalton Center Road.
Volunteer fire companies from Wolcottsville, Terry’s Corners, Middleport and Gasport will be on hand with their fire trucks. The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office’s new command center will be on display for tours, joined by members of the Mounted Division.
Modern Corp. representatives will be on hand to talk about recycling. The Niagara Orleans County Dairy Princess will be serving milk punch. And Absolut Care of Gasport will offer free blood pressure checks.
“This is a chance to put everyone in one central location,” said Town Supervisor Jennifer Bieber. “This is an opportunity for any group who wants to come down and give out information or look for new membership.”
Bieber added, “Boy Scout or Girl Scout or 4-H groups might want to come down and set up. Local growers are welcome to come and sell their produce. If any local businesses or organizations want to join us at the last minute, we’ll find a space. Just call me at home at 735-7335.”
Entertainment will be provided by the Good Ol’ Boys, one of the bands that opened for Kellie Pickler in Lockport on Aug. 9.
“They had over 200 submissions for local bands to open for Kellie Pickler, and it was narrowed down to 10 and then Kellie herself picked the three bands who would open for her, and the Good Ol’ Boys was one of them,” said Bieber. “Pretty cool.”
Also of note is the fact that the band’s lead singer, Mike Hartman, is the assessor shared by the towns of Royalton and Hartland, Bieber said.
Sunday’s event will be held rain or shine, and the town will provide free hot dogs, soft drinks and water.
The idea for the event grew from a suggestion made at a Royalton Fire Board meeting, Bieber said, as volunteer fire departments are always looking for new members.
Organizers expanded the idea to include any interested local businesses or organizations, she added.