Fredonia Mayor Stephen Keefe was at Fredonia Middle School on Thursday to celebrate the 14th annual Lights On Afterschool event organized by the Afterschool Alliance. Nationwide, 8,000 other rallies took place to call for expanding opportunities for students. Parents and supporters signed a petition that urges lawmakers not to deny or divert funding for afterschool programs. From left, elementary students Carson Cain, Ashlyn Ambrose, Cassie Pachol, Mayor Keefe and Josiah Cox. Behind, Albert Baxter.
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