Town of Tonawanda
In the days following his tragic death on Aug. 22, 12-year-old Imani Gilbert was remembered by teachers and coaches as a “smart, athletic” kid with a “great personality.”
Now, his fellow eighth graders at Herbert Hoover Middle School will honor the young quarterback who was struck and pinned beneath a vehicle while crossing Delaware Road at Sheridan Drive on his way to football practice at the nearby middle school.
The Walk for Imani will take place Wednesday from 3 p.m. until 4 at Hoover’s outdoor track on Thorncliff Avenue.
Students participating in the walk will all wear a number seven — the number Imani wore when he played last year for the Town of Tonawanda Football Association.
Also this week:
• Volunteer fire companies in the town and village hosting Halloween parades and parties this week include Ellwood, whose parade will assemble at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday at Highland Plaza. Thursday, Brighton’s parade will assemble at 5:45 p.m. at Alexander Hamilton School, Westfall Drive and St. Amelia Drive; Kenilworth’s at 6:30 p.m. at the Kenilworth playground, Ford and Hawthorne avenues; and Kenmore, whose parade assembles at 6 p.m. at Kenmore Baptist Church, Wardman and Delaware roads.
• The annual ban on overnight street parking begins Friday. Under a town ordinance, on-street parking is prohibited between 2 and 6 a.m., from Nov. 1 through April 1, 2014, so that plows can clear the streets after a snowfall. The ban applies to the area running from sidewalk to sidewalk, across the width of a street. The town ordinance also prohibits parking vehicles on front lawns, and state law bans parking on sidewalks. Violators face fines of up to $250.