Annual 22q at the Zoo set for May 19
Organized and developed by The International 22q11.2 Foundation, 22q at the Zoo is an event that gives families, friends and professionals a chance to socialize, network and raise the public profile of chromosome 22q11.2 syndromes.
Cities all over the world are expected to participate in this annual awareness day, uniting on behalf of chromosome 22q11.2 syndromes.
Locally, the event will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Utica Zoo, 1 Utica Zoo Way.
The event will feature guest speaker Amy Zogby, director of the Syracuse University Parent Assistance Center. She will talk about the Individualized Education Program that all children are entitled to, and how parents can work closely with schools to meet the child’s needs.
For information and to register for the event, call 315-439-9924 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Herkimer County House A Vet Car Show set
The Herkimer County House A Vet Car Show will take place Saturday, May 19, in Weller Park on West Main Street. View a variety of classic and unique cars while enjoying barbecue, drawings, music and an awards ceremony.
Donations are welcome.
The event begins with car registration from 9 to 11 a.m. The car show and barbecue follows from noon to 5 p.m. The judging also begins at noon. Awards and trophies will be given beginning at 3 p.m.
All proceeds benefit Herkimer County House A Vet, a local organization founded by veterans to assist local veterans. Previous fundraisers have supported the Veteran’s Outreach Center in Utica and Fisher House, which provides lodging for families of patients staying at the VA Hospital in Albany.
For information, visit Herkimer County House A Vet on Facebook or call 315-219-2292.
Deadline approaching for Scherz scholarship
Fred "Fritz" Scherz Jr., a councilman on the Verona Town Board, has created the Fred Scherz Sr. Memorial Scholarship for volunteer community service.
The ninth annual scholarship in the amount of $250 will be awarded to a town of Verona student scheduled to graduate from a high school or home school by June 30. The student must have been a resident of the town since Dec. 1 and must be voluntarily engaged in community service or have created a community project.
For rules, an application or information, visit www.fritzscherz.com or call 315-363-3509. The deadline to apply is May 23.
Ceremony to honor deceased police, fire members
The Police and Fire Retirees of Upstate New York will honor its deceased members by kicking off the Memorial Day weekend with a ceremony Friday, May 25, at the Police and Fire Fighters monument on the Memorial Parkway.
The festivities will begin at 12:30 p.m. with members of both departments in attendance. The event will memorialize those retired members who passed away since the last ceremony. They include:
Police: Deputy Chief Michael Bailey II, Sgt. Donald Palmer, Patrolman Leroy Jalonack, Patrolman Benjamin Winkler.
Fire: Captain Harold Luley, Fire Fighter John Grzywacz, Fire Fighter Frank Amarosa.
Family members of each of the deceased will be recognized and given a special token representative of the esteem the public safety community have for them.
For information, call 315-794-7428.