The Town Highway Superintendents Associations, Inc. of Erie County and Bubbles Pet Salon& Spa have partnered up to provide free dog grooming services to Veterans and their service dogs.
“We couldn’t think of a better opportunity then to support our Veterans, who rely on the comfort and support of their service dogs,” said Peggy Gust-Anger co-owner of Bubbles Pet Salon & Spa. Karen Butterson, also owner, explained that they were both searching for a way to help these dogs after meeting Chris Kreiger from WNY Heroes. “We knew their might be a need, and we are so grateful and proud of this collaboration.
On Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, friends and family gathered at the Community Center in the Town of Holland to dedicate a memorial plaque in honor of former highway superintendent Pat Joyce. Joyce was instrumental in the development of the park on Legion Drive, including the baseball and football field, playground equipment, and the shelter. They were all installed and maintained under his watchful eye and care.
Saturday, Aug. 8 would have been Joyce’s 66th birthday. He served as the highway superintendent in the Town of Holland from 1987 to his passing in 2018.
The plaque reads: “Dedication and love for family, friends and community were very important to Pat. Through Pat’s efforts, foresight and commitment to making our community a better place for all, generations will be able to enjoy themselves and build upon his love and labors. Pat helped improve our community and left our little corner of the world a much better place.”
The 9 employees performed demolition and construction work that saved the town time and money and got the road opened much earlier than originally planned. Their efforts, along with other consultants and engineering firm, Foit-Albert Associates, was recognized for the local APWA Award for Merit at a ceremony in February.
August 13, 2020
East Aurora Advertiser
“The Town Highway Superintendents Association of Erie County is very proud to be partnering with Peggy and Karen of Bubbles Pet Salon and Spa to be donating monies to support 30 service dogs of Veterans through Western New York Heroes for full grooming services,” said Frederick J. Piaseki, Jr., Board member and past-President of the Association.
He continued, “as we all travel the roads of life we all go over the bumps of the road's ups and downs, but all of us working together in so many ways can help out those who have sacrificed so much for all of us. We, at the Highway Superintendents Association, stand proud this coming Memorial Day in supporting the work of Western New York Heroes for the Veterans they are assisting.”
WNY Heroes offers assistance through Grants, Programs and Resources available to Western New York Veterans and their families. The Town Highway Superintendents Associations, Inc. of Erie County comprises the Highway Superintendents for all the towns within Erie County and the vendors that support the mission of better and safer highways and bridges. Bubbles Pet Salon & Spa aims to provide the best possible grooming and pet services by providing a clean environment, offering the best available products and grooming with most loving and gentle hands in western New York.