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Local church offering seniors rides to Wegmans during Corning construction

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The Grace United Methodist Church of Corning has volunteered to provide transportation services for area seniors to Wegmans during the period the Bridge Street bridge is closed for renovations.

Grace United Methodist Church volunteers will be transporting seniors from the Corning Senior Center to Wegmans on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings. The van will leave the senior center at 10:00 a.m. and return to the senior center at 11:00 a.m. The scheduled start date for these services is Tuesday, July 16.

“We anticipate offering this service throughout the remainder of the construction on Bridge Street bridge,” said Alex Hamilton, Director of Parks and Recreation for the City. “We would also like to remind area seniors of other shopping options available to them on the Northside of Corning,” Hamilton continued. “These options are Byrne Dairy, Black’s Auto Service and Top’s.”

Space is limited to the first eight seniors that sign up for the transportation services. Interested seniors should contact the Corning Senior Center to get their name on the list. The Corning Senior Center can be reached at (607) 962-8000.

“I am blessed that my congregation can be of assistance to our area seniors,” said Michael Kelly, Pastor of Grace United Methodist Church.

“This is a wonderful example of the community coming together to assist those in need while the Bridge Street bridge is closed for renovations,” Mayor Bill Boland added. A big thank you to Grace United Methodist Church for stepping forward in this caring way.”

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