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Taste of the Southtowns another successful event

Editor:

Thank you to all the residents of Springville and the surrounding communities that supported the Taste of the Southtowns on Sunday, March 30 at St. Aloysius Hall. This was the 10th year for the taste and a very successful year for the event.

Congratulations to the restaurants who received special awards: Colden Country Inn - Best Overall and Best Seafood Award; Main Street Grille - The Judges Choice Award; Sweet Nic’s - Best Dessert, for their salty caramel cupcake; Theo’s Family Restaurant - Best Chicken Dish, for their open chicken Souvlaki; Desperados - Best Meat Award, for their pulled pork; Chanderson’s - Best Appetizer, for their soups and The Shop - Best Healthy Choice. We also had a great group of judges, led by Chief Dan Langdon of Ellicottville CTC, Stephanie Blair from Perry, Mary Beth Huestis, Travis Webber, Nick Rhinehart and Emilee Langdon.

Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary and its board of directors would like to thank everyone who helped make it a success, including the following local businesses: platinum sponsor: Emerling Ford; gold sponsors: Bly’s Clock Shop, Farm Family Insurance, Sears and Twin Lakes Homes; silver sponsors: Allstate Insurance, B&B Homes, CCB Bank, Citizens Bank, Crawford Door, Gooseneck Machining, Hibit Masonary, HowBill, Home*Wear, Kless Boys, Lamb & Webster, M&T Bank-Springville, Arcade, Delevan, Mattress City Sleep Shop-Arcade, Mike Monin-Morgan Stanley, Northeast Cycle, Nova Glass, Pierce Milling, R.A.Mercer, R&P Auto, Ray’s Small Engine, Terry Raszeja and Steven Lord, Rent-A-Center-Arcade, Seneca Animal Hospital, Slippy’s Collision, Springville Print Shop, St. Matthew’s Tree Service, T-W Signs, Woodruff’s Tree Farm and Zahm and Matson.

Special thanks to the following musical groups who provided super-fantastic entertainment for the six hours of the event: Wagner & Friends and the Rustic Ramblers.

Thanks to all who made donations for our theme basket auction and silent auction, to the board of directors of Gooseneck Hill and volunteers, for all their help.

Most of all, we would like to thank all those who supported the event by tasting the fantastic food and by buying tickets for the 50 baskets in the theme basket auction, bidding on the silent auction and enjoying the great music.

Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary will be having a Wild Wing Festival on Sunday, Aug. 24 from 12-5 p.m. at the sanctuary with food, music, theme basket auction, silent auction and guided tours of the birds.

See you next year, on April 19 at St. Aloysius Hall.

Thank you, southtowners. See you at our sanctuary. We are open on Sundays in July and August, from 2-5 p.m.

Milt and Rosemary Miner
Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary
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