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Fiddler’s Fest wouldn’t run without the support of many

Editor:

The Concord Historical Society and the Fiddler’s Green Country and Bluegrass Festival Committee would like to thank everyone who attended or supported the recent festivities in downtown Springville. At a risk of missing someone we feel the following deserve special recognition:

All the bands that provided the wonderful music at the gazebo, Mercantile and at the Square Dance at the Town Hall. The walk-in musicians at the open Jam Tent provided by Emerling Ford added even more country and bluegrass music. Johanna Healy and The Western New York Cloggers were fantastic!

Financial sponsors:

Springville Door and Window, Concord Land Realty, White’s Appliance, Fiddler’s Green Curiosity Shop, Cattaraugus County Bank, Gramco, Shamel Milling Co, Joe Emerling and Main St. Cafe, Carl Emerling Ford, Wendel’s BBQ, Gooseneck Machine Shop, Boston Dental Group, Apple Dumplin’ Restaurant, Southtown Antiques, Fred Haier and WSPQ AM 1330, Woodruff Tree Farm, Root 39 Salon, Lou Starr, Bill and Ginny Krebs and Steve and Donna Krzes.

The Square Dance door prizes were donated by: S&S Taxidermy, Trading Post, Joylan Theater, Tim & Bonnies Pizza, Jake’s Greenhouse, Gui’s Lumber, Concord Mechanical, The Meat Shoppe, John and Janet Baldwin, Mark’s Country Store, The Home Bureau and numerous individuals from the Historical Society.

Congratulations to Bonnie Bove of Springville who won the vintage 1975 Guild Guitar and to Jay Ingerson of Amherst who won the new Fiddle. Thanks to Bob Muhlbauer and Sandy Lockwood who donated these prizes.

Blacksmith John Riese, woodcarver Tara Riese, colonial tinsmith Jim Witkowski, woodcarver Lyle Morgan and Jolene Hawkins “the butterlady” all donated their time and talents with wonderful, educational demonstrations. The Fiddler’s Green Militia colonial encampments and living history demonstrations added much to the overall enjoyment of the over 1,500 visitors to the festival.

Thanks to the village of Springville and the town of Concord who provided needed assistance with the facilities used during the Festival.

And finally, Pete Mueller, Donna Krzes, Rich Lockwood, Don and Lenore Tober, Gary Hanley, Helen Brogan, Joan Barsalou, Allie McCool, Bill Krebs and Bob Rung, without a doubt the dedicated and absolute best festival committee anyone could be privileged to work along side. This group met almost every Friday for seven months to put this all together for the enjoyment of the music lovers throughout Springville/Concord and the WNY area.

Thanks everyone!
Joel and Jean Maul,
Festival Co-Chairman
Concord Historical Society
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