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The Lancaster Farmers Market is hosting a benefit event today for Geri Hens, a vendor who was seriously injured in a car accident and currently cannot work.

Hens, the sole proprietor of Hens Bee Farm, has no medical insurance.

The benefit will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, at the market, 4913 Transit Road, in the AMF Bowling Alley.

All of the market’s vendors have made donations to the event. There will be more than 30 baskets worth more than $500, in all.

Music will be presented by the group True Blue, starting at 10 a.m. Breakfast sandwiches, pulled pork and homemade chili will be served as part of the fundraiser.

For more information, contact Ann Jordan at 481-2961.

Also, St. Mary’s High School announced that math teacher Lynn Tytka has been named a “Math Hero,” one of only two in New York State, by the Raytheon Co. in Waltham, Mass.

The company recognized 32 teachers from 18 states as math heroes for their effective and innovative methods to promote student enthusiasm and achievement. They are nominated by students, parents and school administrators.

A teacher at St. Mary’s since 2005, Tytka has more than 20 years of teaching experience. She presently teaches advanced placement statistics; algebra II/Trigonometry honors and A-level; and algebra II B at St. Mary’s.

Recipients each receive a $2,500 award and matching grants for their schools.

Also this week:

• The Lancaster School Board meets at 7 p.m. Monday at the High School, 1 Forton Drive.

• The Village Board meets at 6 p.m. Monday in a work session, followed by a regular business meeting at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 5423 Broadway.