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Letter to the Editor: Taste of the Southtowns was a huge success

Editor:

Thank-you to all the residents of Springville and the surrounding communities that supported the Taste of the Southtowns on Sunday, April 23, at St. Aloysius Hall. This was the 13th year for the Taste and a very successful year for the event.

Congratulations to the restaurants who received special awards: Best Overall Award and Best Decorated Table, Chanderson’s Restaurant; Best Soup and Appetizer Award, Colden Market and Café for their Italian wedding soup; Best Seafood, Springville Country Club for their crab cake; Best Chicken Dish, Fiesta Bamba for their chicken quesadilla; Best Meat, Fireside Inn for their bacon wrapped tenderloin and Best Dessert, Colden Mill for their double chocolate brownie with salted caramel.

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 Platinum Sponsors: West Herr Ford and Sisson’s Body Works; Gold Sponsors: Bly's Clock Shop and Farm Family Insurance; Silver Sponsors: Allstate Winkey-Krolikowski Agency, All-Pro Gutters, B&B Homes, Carley Collision, CCB Bank, C&G Electric, Design Art, Gooseneck Machining, Gramco, HowBill, Home*Wear, Kless Boys, Lamb & Webster, M&T Bank-Springville and Arcade, Mike Monin-Morgan Stanley, Jim Murphy-Chevrolet & Buick, Northeast Cycle, Nova Glass, Pierce Milling, Pioneer Propane, Ponderosa, Terry Raszeja, Samson and Delilah's, St. Matthew’s Tree Service, Seneca Animal Hospital, Sheret Jewelers, Slippy's Collision, Twin Lakes and Woodruff's Tree Farm

Special thanks to the following musical groups who provided super-fantastic entertainment for the six hour event: Wagner & Winston and the Rustic Ramblers with Gene Hilts on steel guitar.

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 55 baskets in the theme basket auction, bidding on the silent auction and enjoying the great music. Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary will be open on Sundays in July and August from 2-5 p.m. We will be having our Wild Wing Festival on Sunday Aug. 27 from 12-5 p.m. at the Sanctuary with food, music, theme basket auction, silent auction and guided tours of the birds.

Thank you Southtowners. See you at our Sanctuary.

Milt and Rosemary Miner

Gooseneck Hill

Waterfowl Sanctuary

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