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Higgins, ReNU Niagara invite public to visit volunteer fair, stay for progress

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Fri, Apr 1st 2016 03:45 pm

April 7 events offer residents an opportunity to make a difference in Niagara Falls

Congressman Brian Higgins and Niagara University's ReNU Niagara invite the public to a unique dual event evening at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center featuring information and opportunities to engage in important programs and projects making a difference in the City of Niagara Falls.

"There is a new energy in Niagara Falls and across Western New York, and people are eager to play a role in seeing this community thrive," Higgins said. "This is an opportunity for residents to explore how they can put their time, talent and great ideas to work for the good of the region."

The second annual #LiveNF Volunteer Fair will take place from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the NACC, 1201 Pine Ave. This free event will feature dozens of local organizations. Guests attending will have the opportunity to speak directly with organization representatives and learn more about the volunteer needs of a wide range of community agencies. Refreshments and prizes will be available.

New at this year's fair is the "Priceless Auction," where participants can win local artwork through "bids" promising volunteer hours. Be the highest bidder and complete your volunteer hours by Dec. 30 and you can take home a great piece of art.

Also at the NACC on April 7 is the latest edition of Pints for Progress, a community building and idea-sharing event aimed at driving progress in Niagara Falls. ReNU Niagara is host for this month's event, which features special guest Christina Custode, a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and Niagara Falls native.

"April 7 will be a busy day in Niagara Falls, and we are excited to collectively present the LiveNF Volunteer Fair in conjunction with the 'Priceless Auction' and Pints for Progress. There is great synergy between of these activities, as they have the community and civic engagement at their core," ReNU Niagara Director Tom Lowe said.

For more information on Pints for Progress, admission pricing and future events, follow the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Pintsforprogress/.

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