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2017 Summer Sweepstakes

The Valley Community Association’s Summer Sweepstakes is here with cash prizes totaling $28,250!

Each raffle ticket costs $100, and only 425 tickets will be sold. The grand prize drawing will take place on September 23rd, and one lucky winner will receive $15,000! Full prize details can be found in the flyer below.

Tickets can be purchased:

  • Wednesday Night Concerts
  • Valley Community Center
  • By calling 716-823-4707 ext. 3

All proceeds will benefit Buffalo River Fest Park.

BUFFALO RIVER FEST PARK TO HOLD 7th ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

Buffalo River Fest Park’s 7th Annual Golf Tournament fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, September 15th, 2017 at Terry Hills Golf Club, 5122 Clinton Street in Batavia (see location map below).

There will be a 12pm shotgun start and it will be a four person scramble format. The cost is $100 per golfer and includes the day of golf, lunch, and dinner at Buffalo River Fest Park, 249 Ohio Street, Buffalo, following the tournament.

A shuttle bus with limited slots will be available for golfers who are interested and will depart Buffalo River Fest Park at 10:30am. Golfers need to reserve their spot on the bus by calling Paul Hoffstetter at 716-512-9341.

Registrations are due by Friday, September 8th and can be downloaded from the Valley’s website – Golf Tourney Brochure – or be calling 716-823-4707 ext. 2 or 4. Corporate and individual sponsorships are also available and include title sponsorship, tee box sponsorships, food and beverages sponsorships, and in kind raffle prize donations.

All proceeds from the golf tournament will support Buffalo River Fest Park maintenance and other riverfront development.
For more information on the tournament, to sponsor the event, or to donate a prize contact Peg 716-823-4707 ext. 2 or Paul Hoffstetter 716-512-9341.

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BUFFALO RIVER FEST PARK HOSTS “HALFWAY TO ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY” ON SEPTEMBER 8TH

On Friday, September 8th Buffalo River Fest Park will host their seventh annual “Halfway To St. Patrick’s Day Party” at the park, located at 249 Ohio Street, Buffalo, New York. The event will run from 7pm to 11pm and will feature the local Irish band Crikwater.

Hailing from South Buffalo, Crikwater formed in 2010 to celebrate their Irish roots and collective love for Irish and Celtic Traditional music. Crikwater performs a variety of pub songs, ballads, sea shanties, rebel songs, and other traditional songs. In addition, the band includes a number of traditional tunes (jigs, reels, etc.). Although primarily focused on folk music from the Irish and Celtic traditions, Crikwater also incorporates songs from other traditions and genres, such as Rock, Classical, American and Canadian folk, and Eastern European traditional. They have an energetic roots folk sound with an edge that’s sure to get feet stomping!

Crikwater is comprised of Liam Caulfield (Vocals, Bouzouki, Mandolin, Guitar, Bodhran), Peter Zalocha (Tenor Banjo, 5-string Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar, Vocals, Bodhran), Billy Lewis (Vocals, Guitars), Matt Sperber (Bass Guitar, Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals), and Charlie Coughlin (vocals, fiddle, mandolin).
Over the past seven years, Crikwater has played to audiences of all sizes throughout the WNY region and has made it their mission to have fun while working to preserve the venerable folk tradition upon which the modern Celtic rock genre is based. To learn more about the band, visit their website at www.crikwater.com.

Admission is free and food and refreshments will be sold at the concert, with all proceeds supporting Buffalo River Fest Park maintenance and other riverfront development. No coolers will be allowed and spectators are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. Parking is free and is available on surrounding side streets.

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