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UPDATE! The Old Neighborhood Parade INFO!

Find out everything you need to know about this year’s “Old Neighborhood” St. Paddy’s Day!

The Valley Community Association’s signature event – the 24th Annual “Old Neighborhood” St. Patrick’s Day Parade – will kick off on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at 12 Noon from the Valley Community Center.

The Route

The Valley Community Association Old Neighborhood St Patrick’s Day Parade will be held Saturday March 11, 2017 at noon. We will kickoff from the Valley Center on Leddy Street, continue on South Park, left onto Smith, left onto Elk, over South Park bridge, left onto Hamburg St, right onto SOUTH Street and finish at Louisiana. After parade parties will be at both the Tewksbury Restaurant and the Valley Community Center. Shuttles will transport patrons to and from these two sites thru 3 pm.

Over 100 marching units are anticipated to participate this year, making the “Old Neighborhood” St. Patrick’s Day Parade just as large as the downtown edition!! Marching contingents will include marching bands, floats, social clubs, classic cars, Irish dancers, family clans, fire and police departments, and much more!!

Add Your Float to the Parade

New groups are welcome to march and registration forms will be available after February 1st, 2017 by calling 716-823-4707 ext.4. Previous parade participants will receive registration forms in the mail at the end of January.

The Hooley

Immediately following the parade is the traditional grand Irish “Hooley” featuring live music as well as plenty of food and drink. The “Hooley” runs from 1pm-5:30pm at the Valley Community Center, located at 93 Leddy Street, Buffalo, New York.

The Hooley serves as a fundraiser for the Valley Community Association’s services and programs, which include affordable child care that is nurturing, educational, and stimulating for children ages 6 weeks and up; academic, social, and recreational programming for school age youth; programs and services for senior citizens that promote socialization and wellness; family support services including a food and clothing pantry, resume preparation, job search assistance, and help navigating the human service system; community events such as the Buffalo River Fest and the “Old Neighborhood” St. Patrick’s Day Parade; and neighborhood beautification projects such as the Buffalo River Fest Park, Mutual Riverfront Park, and Valley Nature Park & Habitat Trail.

For more information regarding any of the Valley Community Association’s St. Patrick’s Day activities contact Lori at 716-823-4707 ext. 4.

Support The V.C.A. When You Shop for Holiday Gifts

Amazon launched a new initiative, just in time for the holidays, called AmazonSmile where a percentage of what you purchase can go to the Valley Community Association.

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support The Valley Community Association every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to The Valley Community Association.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?

Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.

How much of my purchase does Amazon donate?

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. From time to time, we may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations to charitable organizations. Special terms and restrictions may apply. Please see the relevant promotion for complete details.

Shop at Amazon and Give to the V.C.A this holiday season.

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Brunch with Santa @ The Tewksbury Lodge

Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa is Coming to the Tewksbury Lodge on December 18th!

Santa will arrive at the Tewksbury Lodge to check every little boy and girl’s Christmas list. Take home a picture of Santa with your favorite Good Little Boys and Girls.

Two seatings are available to meet Santa – 9:30am and 12:00pm. Along with a visit with Santa, Tewksbury is offering a buffet feast of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, French toast, fresh fruit, danish & pastries, coffee & tea, juice & pop.

  • Kids 5 & Under – Free
  • Kids 6-12 – $8.95/person
  • 13 & Up – $16.95/person
  • *plus tax & gratuity

Reservations are required! Call 716-840-2866 to reserve your spot!