The Rotary Club of Hamburg and Village of Hamburg Parks & Recreation held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the morning of on April 7 at the small public park at Main and Buffalo streets. The ceremony marked the official opening of the three bicycle repair

stations donated by the Rotary Club through its fundraising efforts and support from a Rotary District 7090 grant. Besides the station at the park adjacent to Spot Coffee on Main Street, repair stations are located at the intersections of Sunset Drive and Byrd Avenue in Forest Glen and at Prospect and Hawkins avenues. The project was coordinated by Rotarian Maria Guizzotti, a bicycle riding enthusiast who encountered a similar bike repair station when she visited Niagara on the Lake and said bike riders there found it very useful. Each repair station has retractable tools and an air pump, making quick repairs easy. Pictured at the ribbon-cutting are from left: Jacie Gavin of Village Parks and Recreation, Village Mayor Thomas Moses, Rotarians Maria Guizzotti, Assistant District Gov. Lisa Avery, Earl Knauss and club President John Nowak and Dave Wittmeyer of the Village Department of Public Works. The DPW installed and will maintain the repair stations. Rotary is an international service organization whose motto is “Service Above Self.” Locally, the Hamburg club was founded in 1942 and has supported hundreds of charitable and civic causes through the years. It coordinates Warm the Children and with the Hamburg Rotary Sunrise Club, the Town of Hamburg Lions Club and Hamburg Kiwanis Club, it presents the BurgerFest each summer.