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2018-10-10 / Editorials

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Clarence Editor

AUTUMNFEST — Spruce Meadow Farm, located at 10333 Keller Road in Clarence, will hold its third annual Autumnfest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.

The event will feature pony rides, food by LA Hots, vendors and a basket raffle. Some of the vendors include Sun Kissed Spices, Lilla Rose, Usborne Books, Norwex, Paparazzi, Color Street and Young Living Essential Oils.

Locally grown produce will be available so that patrons can shop for their Halloween pumpkin and the event will include other fall produce from VanBuren Farm Market. You can also meet the rescue horses from Phoenix Rising Equine Rescue.

Admission is free. All proceeds from the raffle ticket sales and pony rides benefit the rescue horses.

DISABILITY AWARENESS — The Erie County Office for the Disabled will hold a special Disability Awareness Outreach Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Erie County Auto Bureau located in the Eastern Hills Mall at 4545 Transit Road in Clarence.

Individuals with disabilities and their families will be able to obtain state-issued picture identification through the Erie County Auto Bureau and be assisted with other matters pertaining to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

The Erie County Office for the Disabled will also be on-hand to circulate information and provide a thorough understanding of how the county can assist with identifying opportunities and services available to all residents who are disabled and their family members.

Those interested in obtaining a driver’s license, an enhanced license or a non-driver identification are required to bring the following documents as proof of identification: original birth certificate (or certified copy) and social security card.

A complete listing of required documentation can be found at www.erie.gov/clerk/autobureau or by calling the Erie County Auto Bureau Call Center at 858-7450.

If you require a reasonable accommodation, contact the Erie County Office for the disabled at 858-6215.

FIRE PREVENTION — Fire Prevention Month is underway and Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 7-13) is taking place this week.

The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York is urging New Yorkers to take note of basic fire safety tips and advice that can help save lives. In particular, FASNY asks that all New Yorkers ensure their smoke alarms are in proper working order so that they, and their families, are protected against fires. FASNY specifically encourages New Yorkers to install smoke alarms equipped with sealed-in, non-removable batteries that last for 10 years. These alarms do not require any battery changes during their lifespan and are nearly impossible to disable.

Most fatal fires happen between midnight and 8 a.m., and it takes only a few moments for fire to spread through a house.

Occupants of a burning home may only have minutes to escape before being overcome by the smoke and flames. Working smoke alarms help ensure that people are awakened and able to take advantage of those precious minutes.

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