Briefly

Panama School Board To Gather

PANAMA — The Panama School Board will hold a meeting Monday at 7 p.m. in the board room. The meeting is open to the public.

Group To Meet At Crash Site

One of the many benefits of utilizing the trail system created and maintained by Chautauqua Rails to Trails is an appreciation of our county’s railroad history. A day that lives in infamy is Christmas Eve, 1872, when a Buffalo, Corry and Pittsburgh trail went off the trestle, causing the passenger car to fall 25 feet, crash and burn. Twenty-one lives were lost. Many descendants of the victims keep that dark day in mind even today. Chautauqua Rails to Trails will again commemorate the tragedy at the site of the accident. Attendees will convene at the Prospect Station trailhead on Christmas Eve at 2:30 p.m. The trailhead is located at the intersection of Prospect Station, Fish and Barnes roads. The address is 6830 Barnes Road, Westfield. Musicians Bill Ward and Mike Bratt will perform their collaborative work, “Christmas Eve at Prospect Station.” Refreshments will be provided. All trail lovers are welcome to attend.

Santa To Appear At VFW Post

CHERRY CREEK — Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus are coming to Pine Valley VFW Post 2522 Auxiliary, Route 83, Cherry Creek, on Sunday from 1-3 p.m. The group is teaming up with Vetsherd Inc. This program helps and empowers returning and disabled veterans. Remember to bring a wrapped gift so that Santa can give it to your child. For more details on Sunday’s event, call 640-1200.

Gingerbread Workshop Is Set

The James Prendergast Library will host a free gingerbread workshop in the makerspace from 3:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20. The event is designed for those interested to stop by when it’s convenient for them. Children and families can create their own gingerbread houses using graham crackers, icing and candy. Registration is required by calling the Children’s Desk at 484-7135, ext. 234. The Prendergast Library is located at 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. For more information, visit prendergastlibrary.org.

Historical Group Holds Quilt Party

A great time was had at the Leon Historical Society’s quilting party Nov. 3. The group met at 8:30 a.m. and fired up their sewing machines after some coffee and donuts. There was a great deal of cutting, stitching, gluing, ironing, basting and quilting. The Leon Historical Society meets the last Monday of the month at the old 1836 Church on Route 62 in Leon. The group will make its Old Time Quilt Squares and learning the history behind the different patterns. Call Pat Bromley at 296-5709 or Myra Johnston at 257-5272.

Ladies Auxiliary Meets Tuesday

BUSTI — The Busti Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m. for its annual Christmas party. Members are asked to bring a dish to pass and in lieu of a gift to exchange a $10 donation. Election of officers will be held and we will be making preparations for the Fire Chief’s Dinner on Wednesday evening.

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