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Genesee County Fair Organizers Look to Enhance Entertainment

Genesee County Fair organizers want to make the 175th annual event the best one yet.

The children’s rides will be open longer, the monster truck show is returning after a hiatus, there will be a kids zone, a number of new vendors and they’re also expanding the Fair Queen contest for ages eight to 19.

Genesee County Agriculture Society President Norm Primm says they wants to see people get more involved with the fair which is why they’re setting up more entertainment.

“Genesee County has a lot of great folks and agriculture is huge in Genesee County so it’d be nice to see more people come support the fair,” Primm said. “Obviously to get more people into the gate of the fair we need more shows and to have better shows so we’re focused on that this year and over the next few years.”

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Notre Dame, St. Joe’s Students Celebrate Mass with Buffalo Diocese Bishop

Students at Notre Dame and St. Joseph’s schools celebrated mass with Buffalo Diocese Bishop Richard Malone this morning.

“The bishop of a diocese is always two things: First, he’s the CEO, which means a lot of paperwork and meetings and stuff, but more importantly, he’s the chief shepherd,” he said. “When I come out like this it’s the shepherd part of me that’s engages and that’s what’s most fulfilling.”

Bishop Malone says he doesn't venture to Batavia often but enjoys anytime he can get out of the office to experience Catholic schools.

“There’s just a good atmosphere to Catholic schools when we’re doing our job right; they certainly are here,” he said.

Bishop Malone also had lunch with the kids and toured both schools.

‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Today

This weekend, use your mail carrier to support local food pantries.

It’s the Stamp Out Hunger event today where residents can leave out nonperishable food items at their mailbox and their postal worker will deliver them to local food pantries.

Assistance from pantries is in high demand in the winter with the holidays and bad weather, so pantries need help in re-stocking this time of year.

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