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April 10, 2014

Conference center site of Arbor Day tree sale, barbecue dinner

Niagara Gazette — Arbor Day is being celebrated in the Falls with a tree fundraiser coming up May 2 at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.

The International Association of Administrative Professionals is teaming up with Schichtel’s Nursery Oregon to offer various trees and shrubs. They are available to order through April 18 and will be available for pick up at the conference center, 101 Old Falls St., on May 2.

Trees are $90 each and shrubs are $45 each.

In addition to the tree sale, a barbecue dinner will be served at the conference center as well from 6 to 8 p.m. on May 2. Preorders for the dinner are necessary and are $25 per person. Guests do not have to purchase trees in order to preorder the barbecue dinner.

“After the long winter Western New Yorkers have endured, many of us have thoughts of spring,” said Christopher Schichtel, IAAP fundraising chairperson and a sales manager at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. “This event allows everyone to liven up their landscaping, while helping IAAP’s Buffalo Chapter reach its fundraising goals.”

For those who want to participate in the fundraiser, but would rather donate the trees or shrubs purchased, IAAP has identified the Niagara Beautification Commission and Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo as benefactors. The Niagara Beautification Commission (NBC) promotes the beautification of Niagara Falls by mobilizing volunteer resources and inspiring pride in the community. Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo is devoted to helping people create and sustain community gardens on vacant lots in Buffalo.

For more information on how to obtain a preorder form to purchase a tree, admission of the dinner or to make a donation, contact Schichtel at chris.s@niagarafalls-cc.com or at 278-2123. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. 

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