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September 5, 2016 - 1:20pm

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Batavia Jaycees held their 30th annual 5K race this morning starting at MacArthur Park in Batavia. More than 50 people participated in the annual event. 

The winner was Eric Boyce pictured below with an unofficial time of 17:30. Kimberly Mills was the top female, who finished fourth in the field.

Top 10 finishers were:

1.  Eric Boyce

2. Zak Jantzi

3. Kevin Sheehan

4. Kimberly Mills

5. Mario Rosales

6. Jim Lane

7. John Bruggman

8. Frank Gioia

9. Thomas Ognibene

10. Paul Hackett

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August 18, 2016 - 5:17pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, Announcements, STOP-DWI, Labor Day.

Press release:

Genesee County STOP-DWI Coordinator Matt Landers announced this week that the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, City of Batavia Police Department and the Village of Le Roy Police Department will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.

While we spend the Labor Day holiday and the end of summer celebrating with our loved ones, law enforcement officers across New York State will take to the roads in an effort to stop impaired driving, prevent injuries and save lives. The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts start on Friday, Aug. 19th and will end on Monday, Sept. 5th. New York State Police, County Sheriff and municipal law enforcement agencies across the state will be out in force.

Research shows that high-visibility enforcement can reduce impaired driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent. Sobriety checkpoints play a key part in raising awareness about the problem.

During the 2014 Labor Day holiday period, 83 percent of drunk-driving crash fatalities occurred between 6 p.m. and 5:59 a.m.. Among the drivers between the ages of 18 and 34, who were killed in crashes over the Labor Day holiday period in 2014, 51 percent of those fatalities involved a drunk driver with a BAC of .08 or higher.

The STOP-DWI Labor Day Weekend Crackdown is one of many statewide enforcement initiatives promoted by the New York State STOP-DWI Association with additional funding from our STOP-DWI Foundation and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. Throughout the remainder of the year the Statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign will also target Halloween and the national Holiday Season in December.

While STOP-DWI efforts across New York have led to significant reductions in the numbers of alcohol and drug related fatalities, still too many lives are being lost because of crashes caused by drunk or impaired drivers. Highly visible, highly publicized efforts like the STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign aim to further reduce the incidence of drunk and impaired driving. Have a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend!

September 8, 2015 - 10:26am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Oakfield, Labor Day Parade, Labor Day, Labor Days, parades.

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Layla and Elizabeth, both 4 years old, dance to the music of the Old Hippies as their float passes by on Main Street in Oakfield during the community's annual Labor Day parade.

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Remember Rocky? He's the dog whom authorities say was scaled by hot water. His owner surrendered ownership in court. He's living at the Animal Shelter still. He's one of several dogs Volunteers for Animals walked through the parade, all in need of adoption. Rocky is a sweet, loving canine. Hopefully, he finds a new forever home soon.

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Willie Brooks, center with sash, was the Grand Marshall. Brooks is a former county legislator and longtime volunteer and leader in the Oakfield community.

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The start of the parade, which tradition preserved as Sheriff Gary Maha leads the way.

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Vietnam Veterans of America Color Guard.

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The longest line yet of classic cars in the parade.

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Legislator Ray Cianfrini tosses candy from the GOP float.

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Oakfield-Alabama Hornets football team.

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August 27, 2015 - 12:46pm
posted by Jamie Lindsley in GC CASA for Children, Oakfield, Labor Day, 5K Run/Walk.
Event Date and Time: 
September 5, 2015 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Our 3rd annual event is an evening race this year! Runners and walkers of all ability levels welcome. Timing by YellowJacket racing. Proceeds to benefit Genesee County CASA for Children. Register online https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Oakfield/2ndAnnualOakfieldLaborDays5KRunWalk or the day of race. Downloadable form may be found here: http://www.oakfieldbetterment.com/5krun.html
August 21, 2015 - 11:35am
posted by Billie Owens in dwi, Labor Day, crime, impaired driving.

Press release:

Genesee County STOP-DWI Coordinator Matt Landers announced today that the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, City of Batavia Police Department and the Village of Le Roy Police Department will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving. The statewide STOP-DWI Labor Day enforcement effort begins today (Aug. 21) and runs through Sept. 7.

As summer winds to a close the Batavia Police Department asks that you celebrate responsibly and have a plan. If you plan on going out make sure to have a designated driver, or leave your vehicle behind. Officers will be on duty looking for intoxicated motorists in an effort to keep our streets and highways safe.

While we spend the Labor Day holiday and the end of summer celebrating with our loved ones, law enforcement officers across New York State will take to the roads in an effort to stop impaired driving, prevent injuries and save lives. New York State Police, County Sheriff and municipal law enforcement agencies across the state will be out in force.

Research shows that high-visibility enforcement can reduce drunk driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent. Sobriety checkpoints play a key part in raising awareness about the problem.

Genesee County Undersheriff William Sheron advises: “The Sheriff’s Office has already made 33 more DWI/DWAI arrests this year than we did at this time last year. Clearly the problem is not going away. We are not limited to alcohol impairment.

"With eight Drug Recognition Experts in our ranks, we have the additional ability to detect those drivers who are impaired by both illegal drugs and misused prescription medications. This Labor Day Weekend, our patrols will be focused on removing all impaired drivers from our highways regardless of their drink or drug of choice.”

The STOP-DWI Labor Day Weekend Crackdown is one of many statewide enforcement initiatives promoted by the New York State STOP-DWI Association with additional funding from our STOP-DWI Foundation and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee.

Throughout the remainder of the year the Statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign will also target Halloween and the national Holiday Season in December.

While STOP-DWI efforts across New York have led to significant reductions in the numbers of alcohol and drug related fatalities, still too many lives are being lost because of crashes caused by drunk or impaired drivers.

Highly visible, highly publicized efforts like the STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign aim to further reduce the incidence of drunk and impaired driving. Have a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend!

August 28, 2014 - 2:38pm
posted by Billie Owens in Oakfield, Labor Day.

Labor Day weekend – the last summer blowout before school starts and the temperature starts to dip – is when hundreds of people converge on the Village of Oakfield for the fun of it.

Reasons to go there on Sunday and/or Monday are ample: an arts & crafts show, 5K run, car cruise, pony rides, rubber ducky race, cow chip bingo, fireworks, parade, kid zone, basket raffles and music galore. There’s food, too, and beverages to quaff. Goodies galore.

The OBC – Oakfield Betterment Committee – has outdone itself this year, with a lineup that starts Sunday morning and goes through late Monday afternoon when cash prizes are awarded and one lucky winner will get a John Deere utility vehicle and trailer.

This year musicians include: the famous, multi-generational classic country act that is the Ramblin’ Lou Family Band; “hardcore country music with a twang” – The Ghost Riders; WNY’s oldest round and square dance band, Kelly’s Old Timers; NYS Country Music Hall of Famers -- the Craig Wilkins Band; The Old Hippies, no need to say more, except peace and love, man; and, of course, the ubiquitious King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, a hunk a hunk of burnin’ luv if ever there was one.

Plus, there will be skilled performers, jugglers, unicyclists and magicians in the Kid Zone, and a Fun Run just for kids.

Registration for the 5K and Fun Run starts at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday at the Big Pavilion at Elroy D. Parkins Park on Drake Street in the Village. Entertainment kicks off at 11 with the Ramblin’ Lou Family Band. Fireworks end the evening at 10.

On Monday, the Parade down Main Street gets under way at 10 a.m.

Dozens of locals businesses sponsor Oakfield Labor Days in the Park. Proceeds benefit improvement and beautification projects in Oakfield.

The place will be packed. Shuttle service is available.

For a detailed schedule of events, click here:

http://www.oakfieldbetterment.com/schedule.html

September 2, 2012 - 7:52pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Oakfield, Labor Day.

Oakfield's Labor Day celebration kicked off today with live music, fun for the kids, a craft show and food.

Tonight, there will be a fireworks display.

The fun continues Monday starting with a parade at 10 a.m.

On a less pleasant note today, their was a raffle for two prizes today, a handmade quilt and a Christmas tree skirt hand sewn by one of Oakfield's 80-year-old residents. 

After the prizes were awarded, somebody stole the skirt.

"Nice people," Melissa Haacke said. "They're going to enjoy Christmas with a stolen skirt."

August 23, 2012 - 3:37pm
posted by Billie Owens in Oakfield, Labor Day.

Of course, Oakfield is THE place to be to celebrate the Labor Day weekend. The annual two-day event is set for Sunday and Monday, Sept. 2-3 at Elroy D. Perkins / Little League Park on Drake Street.

Hosted by the Oakfield Betterment Committee, there will lots of live music, crafts, games and food for families to enjoy together, including a car and motorcycle cruise, and a great parade with amazing floats, marching bands and fire trucks.

Here's the live entertainment line-up:

SUNDAY Sept. 2

Noon to 3 p.m.: Ghost Riders

3:30 to 6 p.m.: Penny Whiskey

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.: Savage Cabbage

9:45 p.m.: Fireworks!!!

MONDAY Sept. 3

10 a.m.: Oakfield Labor Day Parade -- Theme: "American Pride"

Noon to 12:45 p.m.: McMahon School of Irish Dance

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.: Batavia Brass Society Band

3 to 6 p.m.: Terry Buchwald as Elvis -- "A Tribute to the King"

Prize drawings will happen at 6 p.m.

  • First Prize -- $1,000 cash
  • Second Prize -- Apple iPad3
  • Third Prize -- $300 cash
  • Fourth Prize -- John Deere Electric Toy Gator
  • Fifth Prize -- $200 cash
  • Judges Choice Grand Prize -- $500 cash (best parade entry)

Prize / Raffle tickets can be purchased at Oakfield Town Hall, Oakfield Pharmacy, Becky's Treasures. Hair Et Cetera, and Millenium Computers.

In addition, first-, second-, and third-place cash prizes will be awarded by judges for marching bands / performance groups, fire departments / trucks, and floats.

There will also be a Basket Raffle, Quilt Raffle and Christmas Tree Skirt Raffle.

The Car & Motorcycle Cruise is 1 to 6 p.m. at the Oakfield Town Hall.

If you or your company or organization would like to donate a basket, please contact Melissa Haacke at 314-4501 or email [email protected]

Sponsorships, food vendors, craft vendors and parade participants are still wanted. Here's some contact information for the committee chairs:

Entertainment -- Kate Manges -- 813-2657 or [email protected]

Craft Vendors -- Kim Staniszewski -- 356-7262 or [email protected]

Food Vendors -- Karl Dilcher -- 313-0100 or [email protected]

Car & Motorcycle Cruise -- Bonnie Klein -- 409-5978 [email protected]

[email protected]          OR Dan Klein -- (716) 560-0380 or [email protected]

Sponsors -- Pam Denny -- (716) 474-1950 or [email protected]

Parade -- Michelle Johnson -- 409-9299 or [email protected]

August 6, 2012 - 8:21am
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, Batavia Area Jaycees, Labor Day.

The Batavia Area Jaycees are proud to announce their 26th Annual Labor Day 5K Run & Walk, to be held on Sept. 3 beginning at MacArthur Park in Batavia. The route is USA Track & Field certified course #NY-06038-JG.

Participants should check in from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Race time is 10 o'clock. The registration fee for runners is $12 if preregistered by Aug. 27 and $15 afterward, including the day of the event.  Walkers can register for $10.

The first 50 registered participants will receive a free T-shirt and awards will be presented to the top finishers.

Registration forms are available online at www.bajny.com http://www.bajny.com.

The race committee is actively seeking sponsors for this event. If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship, please leave a message at 585-343-5775 or email to: [email protected]

August 11, 2011 - 8:50am
posted by Melissa George in batavia, Announcements, jaycees, Labor Day, 5K, run, Event, walk.

THE BATAVIA AREA JAYCEES 25TH
ANNUAL LABOR DAY RUN AND WALK

Batavia, NY: The Batavia Area Jaycees are proud to announce the 25th Annual Labor Day 5K Run & Walk being held on September 5, 2011 at MacArthur Park in Batavia, NY. 

Registration will begin at 8:00am and the race will begin at 10:00am.  The race fee is $12 for runners and $10 for walkers, with the fee going to $15 for the day of the race.  Medals and prizes will be given out to the top male and female runners after the race.  Sign up early to receive your free t-shirt.

The Batavia Area Jaycee’s 5K course is USA Track & Field certified #NY-06038-JG.

The Batavia Area Jaycees are also still looking for sponsorships for this event; if interested in participating or being a sponsor call 585-343-5775 or email us at [email protected]

 

April 17, 2011 - 9:57pm

Joni Mitchell's line in the song "Big Yellow Taxi" was spot on: "You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone."

So it was last summer, when the 26th annual Labor Daze celebration had to be cancelled. The reason given was too few volunteers to put together the holiday festival.

The locals did host a small event last year at the Elroy D. Parkins Town Park (Little League Park) with hopes of improving next time around.

Now the Oakfield Betterment Committee has revived itself -- and fully aware that it's going to take a village -- and a town -- to get Labor Daze back on track -- the group is doing just that.

It has enlisted some new volunteers with fresh ideas.

So marks those calenders -- Labor Daze will be at the town park again on Sept. 4 and 5. The celebration has gotten a bit bigger, according to Town Clerk Melissa Haacke, co-chair of the new Oakfield Betterment Committee.

"Well, of course, we're going to still have food vendors and crafters like usual, but we have really expanded our kids activities for this year," Haacke said. "We have two bounce houses coming and a local family that will be bringing in animals for a petting zoo and we contacted Genesee and Orleans County 4-H groups to see if they want to bring in some animals, too."

Since horse and pony rides were popular last year, they'll be offered again. Kids can also play on the playground at the park so parents can worry less about children wandering into traffic.

"We liked the idea that we don't have to close any roads for this," Haacke said.

She gave credit to her Co-chair Kate Manges for taking initiative dring the planning phases, saying, "She really took the bull by the horns."

She explained that in an effort to "get back to their roots," members of the Betterment Committee tried to keep everything as local as possible to showcase the village and town.

To highlight the 60th anniversary of the Oakfield Lions Club, the group will be the Grand Marshal of the parade. Also, the new Oakfield Historical Museum on Maple Avenue will be open to encourage everyone to walk around and visit local businesses.

People can also expect a fireworks display, a car show, Chinese auction and some great raffle items. Prizes include $1,000 cash, a four-pack of season tickets to Darien Lake, a laptop computer from Millennium Computers, a Nook and many more items.

To donate to the Chinese auction or raffle prizes or for vendor information, call Town Clerk Melissa Haacke (948-5835, ext. 20) or e-mail [email protected].

June 29, 2010 - 6:14pm
posted by Billie Owens in events, Oakfield, Labor Day, Alabama.
Event Date and Time: 
September 6, 2010 -
9:45am to 8:00pm

Oakfield will hold a community celebration on Monday Sept. 6. The Labor Day event is called "A Day in the Park" and will be an alcohol-free family extravaganza!

It takes place at Elroy D. Perkins Park on Drake Street. There will be a parade down Main Street at 10 a.m. and games and entertainment for everyone.

Music will be provided by Duck 'N Cover and The Trolls. There will be a car show and many local crafters selling all kinds of stuff.

June 19, 2010 - 6:26pm
Event Date and Time: 
June 19, 2010 - 6:20pm to July 15, 2010 - 6:20pm

The Oakfield Community Celebration Committee is looking for Craft Vendors and Parade participants for their "Day in the Park" celebration to be held on Monday, September 6, 2010.  Please contact Melissa @585-314-4501 or Janette @ 585-704-3194 for vendor applications ($50 per 12X12 site) or parade participation.  The deadline for craftor applications is July 15, 2010.

June 18, 2010 - 10:38pm
posted by Melissa Haacke in Oakfield, Labor Day, labor daze, Oakfield Alabama, crafters.
Event Date and Time: 
June 18, 2010 - 10:30pm to July 15, 2010 - 10:30pm

The Oakfield Community Celebration Committee is seeking craft vendors for the September 6, 2010 "Day in the Park"  For more information, please contact Melissa Haacke @ 585-314-4501 or Janette Veazey Post @ 585-704-3194, we will gladly send you the packet.  Deadline for crafters is July 15, 2010.

September 8, 2009 - 8:35am
posted by Melissa George in batavia, jaycees, sports, Labor Day, 5K, run, results.

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And they are off!  2009 Batavia Area Jaycees Labor Day 5k Run/Walk

August 14, 2009 - 8:36am

The Batavia Area Jaycees 23rd Annual Labor Day Run & Walk

 

Batavia, NY: The Batavia Area Jaycees are proud to announce their 23rd Annual Labor Day 5K Run & Walk, to be held on September 7, 2009 at MacArthur Park in Batavia. 

 

The route is USA Track & Field certified course #NY-06038-JG. This year’s event proceeds will benefit Regional Action Phone, Inc. (RAP).

 

Participants should check in from 8:00 am to 9:30 am. Race time is 10:00 am. The registration fee for runners is $12 if preregistered by August 28th and $15 afterward, including the day of the event.  Walkers can register for $10. The first 50 registered participants will receive a free t-shirt and awards will be presented to the top finishers.

 

Registration forms are available online at www.geneseeny.com/bataviajaycees or by calling the Jaycee hotline at 585-343-5775.

 

The race committee is actively seeking sponsors for this event.  If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship, please leave a message at 585-343-5775 or e-mail to [email protected]

July 31, 2009 - 8:25am
posted by Melissa George in batavia, race, jaycees, Labor Day, walk.
Event Date and Time: 
September 7, 2009 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
 

The Batavia Area Jaycees are proud to announce the 23rd Annual Labor Day 5K Run & Walk on September 7, 2009 at MacArthurPark in Batavia, NY.  This is the proceeds from the event will go to benefit Regional Action Phone, Inc. (RAP). 

 

August 28, 2008 - 11:50pm
posted by Melissa George in batavia, community, genesee county, jaycees, Labor Day.

Don't forget, on Monday, September 1, 2008 is the Batavia Area Jaycees 22nd Annual Labor Day 5K Run & Walk.  Proceeds will go to a local community organization: Genesee County AIDS Task Force.

Registration begins at 8am at MacArthur Park with the Race begining at 10am.

Day of the race registration is $15 for runners, $10 for runners.

For more details click on the 5k section at www.geneseeny.com/bataviajaycees or call 585-343-5775.

 

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