Jacquie Walker’s Newsroom Notebook
The 56th Allentown Art Festival launched on Saturday under less than ideal weather conditions, but the crowds still came and the artists — some 400 of them — were game to show their wares as they scrambled to shore up dripping canopies. Many told me sales picked up as the day went along, and at least one tallied his best day ever at the much-anticipated annual art show.
Recently, we had three children who live with Juvenile Diabetes make a stop at the Channel 4 studios to record a public service announcement (PSA) for the 2013 Walk to Cure Diabetes. You’ll be seeing the PSA starting this week on WIVB-TV. Join us for the Walk — which includes stops in Delaware Park and the Buffalo Zoo on June 9th! Get more information here: http://www.wivb.com/subindex/community
And now, for the rest of the story. Remember last year when Eric Zaczek won the diamond at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Diamond Ball and immediately dropped down on his knee and proposed to Charis Gatas in front of hundreds of guests? (Watch his proposal here: http://youtu.be/ZpbFG14Lugo) Well, here they are as husband and wife! My husband and I were so pleased to be invited to their beautiful wedding Saturday at St. Louis Church. God bless this happy couple!
Buffalo Walk MS moved to Canalside in 2013 under blue skies and sunshine! WNY has one of the highest rates of MS in the entire country.
March 11-17 is designated as MS Awareness Week — a time to be aware that WNY has one of the highest rates of Multiple Sclerosis in the entire country. The National MS Society supports research into this unpredictable disease of the central nervous system and offers a wide range of aid to patients. Find details about Walk MS here: http://bit.ly/Y5picq
It was my pleasure to emcee the 2013 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Diamond Ball which raises money for research into treatment for blood-related cancers and for aid to patients. See more photos on my Facebook page!
Many thanks to the Getzville Fire Company volunteers for their kindness to me once again as I emceed their Annual Installation Dinner on February 9, 2013. They dedicate hours of their personal and family time to protecting the residents, homes, businesses, and schools of Getzville — and the sprawling UB North campus and the 990 Expressway.
Here’s where I’ll be commenting on the commercials during today’s big game. I welcome YOUR comments and I plan to use some of them during our late news tonight after the Super Bowl (and after CBS’ Elementary.)
I’ve already watched online more than 30 of the commercials that will run during the game. I have an idea which one will be the likely favorite of viewers — but a few brands — Oreo, Tide, Chrysler — have chosen not to reveal their ads before game day — and we’ll have to see if there are any big winners there.
Game starts shortly before 6:30 p.m. — I’ll be back posting then.