Bellanti, Lake Shore to be Honored by Club

Two major supporters of the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County will be honored during an event next month at the Shorewood Country Club. This year’s recipients are Dominic A. Bellanti, Owl Homes of Fredonia president, as Friend of the Club and Lake Shore Savings Bank for service to the club.

“Dominic and Lake Shore Savings Bank have contributed a great deal to the club and our area’s youth on a regular basis,” said club President John D’Agostino. “They’re always willing to lend a helping hand and we’re grateful for their support.”

Bellanti and Lake Shore will be receiving awards during the fifth Boys & Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County annual banquet beginning at 6 p.m. March 15. The evening will include cocktails, a silent auction and the give-away of 32 New Era Major League Baseball hats. Dinner, with a program, will begin at 7:30 p.m. A live auction will follow dinner.

Seats for the dinner are available for $65 and tables of eight are $500. Dinner choices include strip steak, maple mustard salmon, spinach and parmesan stuffed chicken breast or pasta primavera.

Bellanti has been active in the home industry for 28 years, holding a variety of sales and service positions at Owl Homes of Fredonia prior to purchasing the company in 2003. Presently a resident of Angola, he grew up in Silver Creek and graduated from Silver Creek High School. In 2004, Dominic completed the University at Buffalo Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Program.

Lake Shore Savings Bank, with a number of branch locations throughout our region, prides itself on putting people first. Its focus will always remain on its clients and their personal financial goals. Lake Shore has been serving Western New York community for more than 127 years.

In October the Boys & Girls Club moved to the Salvation Army in Dunkirk at 704 Central Ave. “This is a wonderful partnership,” D’Agostino said. “Our club is so impressed with the work being done by the Salvation Army and we believe this is a great location to continue to grow membership.”

The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County has served our community’s children for 24 years. Core programs engage youth in activities with adults, peers and family members enabling participants to enhance their self-esteem and develop to their full potential. Based on physical, emotional, cultural and social needs and interests of boys and girls, programs and activities are offered in five areas: character and leadership development; education and career development; health and life skills; the arts; and sports and recreation.

For more information on the dinner or the club, call 366-1061.