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2018-05-16 / Editorial

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CLASS OF 2018 — This past weekend, my brother, Tyler, graduated from law school at the University of North Carolina, which is no easy feat.

My family and I traveled to his graduation ceremony in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where the sun was shining and the trees were bright green. He had a little more than 200 people in his class who all experienced the ups and downs of completing a Juris Doctor program. All the young individuals accomplished something great that includes more than a new degree and possibilities.

The class achieved a 100 percent pro bono participation. According to the university’s website, this is the first time in the program’s 20-year history that all third-year law students, or 100 percent of the graduating class, have participated in a pro bono project.

It was refreshing to hear this. I also felt a sense of pride being in a room of young people who all provided legal services to those in need, voluntarily and without payment, while in a rigorous education program. Congrats to the Class of 2018.

CARNATIONS — Spring is a wonderful time to think about flowers, and the Kenmore Lions Club is planning its “Carnations for Sight.”

A kickoff special will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Budway’s Market, 535 Division St., North Tonawanda. The event will continue from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 24, and Friday, May 25, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 26.

In addition to Budway’s, the carnations will be available at the following business locations: M&T Bank, 3637 Delaware Ave., Kenmore; Save-A-Lot Market, 3640 Delaware Ave., Kenmore; and the U.S. Post Office Hiler Branch, 244 Highland Parkway, Kenmore. The proceeds will benefit the Kenmore Lions Club projects for the sight and hearing impaired. It is a donation of $1 for a carnation.

LIVE MUSIC AND FOOD TRUCKS — If you like good tunes and food trucks, you can kick off the Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer at Rock Around the Block.

The family-friendly event and free concert will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 24, on the St. John the Baptist Church/School campus grounds, at 1085 Englewood Ave., Kenmore.

Attendees can enjoy live music from the Vin DeRosa Trio along with food trucks, including Frank Gourmet Hot Dogs, the Rolling Cannoli and Fat Bob’s Smokehouse. There will also be a beer tent for individuals ages 21 and older. All are welcome to attend.

DRAW YOUR DAD — The deadline to receive entries in The Bee’s annual “Draw Your Dad” contest is Friday, May 25. Children up to age 14 are eligible to draw their dad for a chance to win prize packages that include passes to Darien Lake, Adventure Landing, Dipson/Flix Stadium 10 and a Buffalo Bisons game.

All Father’s Day drawings will be published in a special Bee section on June 13 and 14. Entries can be mailed to The Bee or submitted as an “actual size” photo on your smartphone to fathersdayphoto@beenews.com.

Complete contest rules and information can be found in this week’s Classified section.

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