United Way Grants Available

Chautauqua County has been chosen to receive $5,405 in state set-aside funds through the Emergency Food and Shelter Program led locally by the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County. Programs like the Salvation Army, UCAN City Mission, YWCA, Pathstone, Meals on Wheels and the Food Bank of Western New York receive money. For more information on applying for some of the additional set-aside money, call the United Way at 483-1561.

Multiple Sclerosis Rap Group Meets

The next Chautauqua Region Multiple Sclerosis Rap Group will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday in the auditorium at the Jones Hill Memorial Rehabilitation Center, first floor, 51 Glasgow Ave., Jamestown. The semi-structured support group has the goal of being both informative and fun. Snacks are provided. Those affected by the disease, including family and friends, are welcome to attend. For more information, directions or peer support, call Debbie Lane at 962-9401.

Randolph Church Pays Off Loan

RANDOLPH — Members of the United Presbyterian Church of Randolph announce a “Burning of the Mortgage” celebration that will take place during the regular Sunday service next week. Donna Chubon, church deacon, said they’ve been making mortgage payments on the new addition to the church for the past 10 years and, now, it’s paid off. According to Chubon, when former pastor Leslie Latham left the congregation several years ago to serve at another church, they didn’t have a regular minister for a while and saved a ton of money. On top of that, they sold the manse and had enough money to pay off the loan. Chubon said local contractors Bill Morrison and Warren Kinney built the addition on the main church building 10 years ago. She said the expansion included handicapped accessibility, handicapped restrooms and a new kitchen. The Randolph United Presbyterian Church is located at 186 Main St. in Randolph.

Allegany Historic Society To Meet

RED HOUSE — Members of the Allegany State Park Historical Society welcome the public to their next monthly meeting on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Quaker Lake Bathhouse. After a brief business meeting, Allegany State Park Historian Bob Schmid will conduct an auto tour and talk about the history of each one of the four locations along the way. The tour will begin at the Quaker Lake Bathhouse where Schmid will talk about the history of Quaker Lake. The tour will wrap up at Science Lake where Schmid will talk about the history of the lake and also the old group camp, named the Allegany School of Natural History, that was located at the site across the lake from ASP 3.

Pilgrim UCC Hot Dog Roast Set

Pilgrim Memorial and First Congregational United Church of Christ on the corner of Forest and McKinley avenues, Jamestown, is having a free neighborhood hot dog roast Sunday from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the church lawn. Hot dogs, beverage and dessert are all free.

Panama School Board To Meet

PANAMA — The Panama Central School Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the board room. The public is welcome to attend.