News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
 February 6, 2004
CONTACT: Stefanie Zakowicz
716-635-5885

   
TOPS CELEBRATES DIVERSITY DURING
Customers throughout Western New York are Invited to Join the

BUFFALO, N.Y.  Americans have recognized black history month annually each February since 1926 and throughout this month Tops Markets is creating awareness of this important celebration by holding special store events across Western New York, Rochester and Cleveland. The celebration kicked-off on Thursday, February 4, 2004 at Tops in Buffalo at Jefferson and Riley. State Senator Byron Brown and Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples were joined by Buffalo Common Council members Antoine Thompson and Brian Davis who read proclamations and enjoyed live entertainment. A complete list of events scheduled at local Tops Markets is listed below: A second celebration was held at the Niagara Street Tops on Wednesday, February 04, 2004.

Schedule of Events:

Date Niagara St. Tops Jefferson Tops

Saturday, 2/7 11:00 - 2:00 p.m. 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Mr. No the Clown Captain Clean Up 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Karima Amin - storyteller

Wednesday, 2/11 12:00 3:00 p.m. Free Blood Pressure/ Diabetes Testing 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Captain Clean Up

Saturday, 2/14 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Mr. No the Clown Library Display of 2:00 - 3:00 p.m .Black History Media Billups Ensemble

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Date Niagara St. Tops Jefferson Tops

Wednesday, 2/18 11:30 - 1:30 p.m. Eat Smart NY Demonstration

Thursday, 2/19 11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Eat Smart NY Demonstrations

Saturday, 2/21 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Meet Councilman Brian Davis Uncrowned Queens Book Sale and Signing 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Mr. No the Clown Health Screenings

Tuesday, 2/24 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Diabetics Demonstration

Wednesday, 2/25 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Free Blood Pressure/Diabetes Testing

Friday, 2/27 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Free Blood Pressure/Diabetes Testing

Saturday, 2/28 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Karim Amin - storyteller, book signing and raffle

Throughout Month Uncrowned Queens Institute of African American Photo Exhibit will Appear throughout the month at both locations.

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