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DUNKIRK – Congressional candidate Martha Robertson of Ithaca and Sam Hoyt, Western New York regional president of Empire State Development Corp., will be keynote speakers at the Chautauqua County Democratic Committee’s annual banquet next Thursday in the historic Dunkirk lighthouse.

Also speaking briefly will be Sheriff Joseph Gerace, Assembly candidate Barrie Yochim and several State Supreme Court candidates. Hanover Town Democratic Chairwoman Diane Hall will be recognized as Chautauqua County Democrat of the Year.

The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and beverages, followed by the dinner, a Polish feast in honor of Dunkirk’s Polish heritage, at 6:30. Accordionist Frank Farina, a former member of the Tubby Wallace Band, will provide music. For reservations, call Norm Green at 499-9628 or visit www.CHQDEM.org.