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Restaurants acknowledged at Taste of the Southtowns

EAT UP — Miranda’s Place received two awards, during the Taste of the Southtowns: the Best Vegetarian Award and Best Seafood Award.

Thank you, to all the residents of Springville and the surrounding communities that supported the Taste of the Southtowns on Sunday, April 21, at the Springville Fire Hall. This was the ninth year, for the taste, and a very successful year, for the event.

Congratulations to the restaurants who received special awards. Riley’s: best overall. The Shop won the Judges’ Choice Award. White Star Inn: best dessert, for their blackberry burgundy sorbet.

Miranda’s Place won two awards: best vegetarian, for their puttanesca, and best seafood, for their shrimp po’ boy sandwich. Theo’s Family Restaurant: best healthy choice, for their chicken Tuscany salad. Desperados: Best Meat Award, for their pulled pork sandwich. And Frosty’s Zoar Valley Inn: best appetizer, for their watercress with fennel and berries salad/almond salad.

We also had a great group of judges, led by Chief Dan Langdon – Ellicottville CTC; Sous Chef Dean from Seneca Allegany Casino, Chef Laura from Franklinville Central Cafeteria, Dylan Howard and Elisabeth Ware, owner of Wares the Pizza.

GOOD EATS — The Shop received the Judges’ Choice Award, during the Taste of the Southtowns. Photos submitted by Rosemary Miner.

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, who were a platinum sponsor: Emerling Ford Mercury.

Gold sponsors: Bly’s Clock Shop, Farm Family Insurance and Twin Lakes Homes.

Silver sponsors included Allstate Insurance, B&B Homes, CCB Bank, C&G Electrical Supply, Clyde’s Feed, Gooseneck Machining, Gramco Feed, HomeWear, Kless Boys, Lamb & Webster, M&T Bank – Springville, Arcade, Delevan, Mattress City Sleep Shop – Arcade, Mike Monin-Morgan Stanley, Northeast Cycle, Nova Glass, P&R Auto, Pierce Milling, Pioneer Propane, Ponderosa, 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, Strawberry Fields Cafe, Triple Star Towing, T-W Signs, Woodruff’s Tree Farm and Zahm & Matson.

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

Thanks to all who made donations for our Chinese 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 Chinese 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. 25, from 12 – 5 p.m. at the sanctuary, with food, music, Chinese auction, silent auction and guided tours of the birds.

See you next year, the third Sunday in April, (April 21) at the Springville Fire 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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