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Legislator Mills to host Hot Dog Roast Fundraisers in Eden, Concord & Angola


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I hope that everyone has been enjoying their summer. Perhaps your outings have included a stop at one of my Hot Dog Roast Fundraisers benefiting the libraries in my district. If you missed out, don’t worry, you can catch the last fundraiser...

oneilj - Posted on 05 July 2013

Erie County Legislator John J. Mills announces that this year’s Eden Library Hot Dog Roast Fundraiser will be held from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10 at the library, 2901 E. Church St., Eden.


The event will feature local yo-yo champion John Hasselback. Eden Library will be giving away prizes throughout the fundraiser, and complimentary cookies and lemonade will be provided.


Also this month, Concord Public Library is also holding its fundraiser. Legislator Mills, with the assistance of community leaders, will be selling hot dogs and sausages to benefit the library, located at 18 Chapel St. in Springville. The event runs from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 18.


This year’s Hawaiian Theme fundraiser includes a “Leftover Book Sale” from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Bake Sale from 4 to 7 p.m.; 50/50 Drawings from 4 to 8 p.m. and Paul Zittel & Pure Country performing from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


Angola Public Library is also hosting its fundraiser in July. Scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, July 26, event details will be announced soon.


At all three fundraisers Sahlen’s hot dogs will be sold for $1 and Italian sausage for $2; both meals include a bottle of spring water. The events are held rain or shine.


Additional fundraisers will be held on the following dates:

  • 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 at Orchard Park Public Library
  • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 at West Falls – Colden Community Library in partnership with Legislator Joseph Lorigo


Legislator Mills has been hosting Hot Dog Roast Fundraisers in his district for seven years with nearly $40,000 raised. Proceeds from the fundraiser directly benefit the host library, helping to support its mission of supplying quality programming and materials to patrons.


For information on the Hot Dog Roast Fundraisers, please contact Legislator Mills’ Legislative Office at 858-8850 or email john.mills@erie.gov.