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THE FARMERS MARKET
FARMERS MARKET CLOSING DAY FESTIVITIES
This past October 15th, the Alden Farmers’ Market closed its 14th season with a Membership Hot Dog Roast and kids and pet costume parade on a beautiful sunny, but cool autumn day. Market Manager Earl ‘the grillin’ Gillen served up made-to-order Sahlen’s hot dogs at the Alden Chamber food tent. The folk harmonies and fun musical melodies of The Apen Family Band entertained customers, vendors and volunteers alike. Many families also came out for the Harvest Fest kids and pet costume parade. All participants received a small goodie bag and the judges had a hard time choosing our ribbon winners. The following is a list of this year’s winners: 1st place -Olivia Schaff, age 11 (police woman), 2nd place - Skyler Schuster, age 2 (duck) and 3rd place – Julie Partell, age 6 (Butterfly). Tinkerbell (dog) was the only pet entered, so he won 1st place, dressed as a jail bird!
The winning ticket for the popular Amish-made shed raffle was selected on closing day as well. Congratulations go out to Fred DesJardin of the Village of Alden! Congratulations also to Joyce Noel, winner of the beautiful quilt donated by Penny Marble Quilt Designs, and Gale Bielawa of Alden, winner of the Fall Farmers’ Market Gift Certificate Basket. Through the generosity of local Alden merchants, the Chamber was able to assemble both the July and October baskets of gift certificates, special offers, and lottery tickets. Thank you to all the local contributors: Alden Pharmacy, Alden Pools & Play, Buffalo Audubon Society, Carbone’s Pizzeria, Chicken Coop Originals, Darien Lake Theme Park, DeSpirit Mosaic & Marble, Drogi & Sons, Geoffano’s Pizzeria, Humble Beginnings, JMS Design, Kis ‘N Greens Golf Course, Leonard Oakes Estate Winery, Neill & Strong Attorneys, Pautler Chiropractic, Town & Country Restaurant, Wagner’s Agway, West Alden Kitchen, Whips Automotive, and the Whistle Stop Inn. The sale of raffle tickets for both of these drawings helps fund the Farmers’ Market.
We are thankful to the plaza owners and neighbor tenants for all of their support as well as the many returning vendors, one-time vendors, Chamber volunteers, and of course, the customers! The Alden Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Market and Chamber members volunteer to keep it running every Saturday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Plans are already underway for the 15th season!! See you at the Market in spring 2017!
Be sure to check the website for information or call the Alden Chamber office at (716) 937-6177.To find out how you or your group can participate, please contact the Chamber of Commerce office at 937-6177 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Market is located between Tractor Supply and Save-a-Lot in the Alden Village Plaza at 13119 Broadway.
14 Opening Day! Crafts Show + Pampered Chef Demonstration
21 Crafts Show
28 Crafts Show + Master Gardener
4 AHS & AMS Jazz Ensemble- 10:30 - 11:30
- Sponsored by DAVID PAJAK ATTORNEY AT LAW
+ "May the 4th Be with You" Star Wars Day
11 Father's Day Crafts + Leonard Oakes Winery
18 Porcelain Train - Acoustic Folk Music 11-12:30
- Sponsored by CAN CAN REDEMPTION
25 Health & Wellness Day + Unyts Blood Drive
- Sponsored by ALDEN PHARMACY
2 Crafts Show
9 Craig Wilkins Country Music
- Sponsored by NEILL & STRONG ATTORNEYS
16 Niagara Frontier Fiddle Club 11 -12:30
- Sponsored by BENE-CARE AGENCY LLC
+ Beaver Meadow Audobon Society - live critters & displays
23 Hot Country Liners 11-11:45 - Sponsored by ALDEN CHAMBER
30 June Beyers, Organ Music + First Basket Raffle Drawing
-Sponsored by ALDEN CHAMBER
6 Village Wide Garage Sale at Market + Sites throughout the Village
13 Dark Road Duo Harmonica-Based Americana Music 11-12:30
+ Small Business Day - Sponsored by BENE-CARE AGENCY LLC
20 Jim Vozga, Acoustic Music - Sponsored by ALDEN CHAMBER
+ Catch Olympic Fever Day
27 Buffalo Steel, steel drum trio 10:30-12:30
- Sponsored by ALDEN CHAMBER
3 New Vintage Solo, Ron Schiralli - music
+ Meet the Candidates Day + Crafts - Sponsored by ALDEN CHAMBER
10 Community Organizations Day + Alden Area Ecumenical Choir 11 - Noon - Sponsored by ALDEN CHAMBER
17 Fire Safety Day
+ "Wearin' O' the Green" 1/2 way to St. Patrick's Day
24 - Jim Vozga & Friends Acoustic Guitar
+ Crafts Show - Sponsored by ALDEN STATE BANK
1 Magician, Ted Burzynski - Shows at 10, 11, & 12 - Sponsored by CARBONES PIZZERIA + Chalk Art Contest - Sponsored by Pink Cow
Legislator Morton's Flu Shot Clinic
8 Matt's Music Vocal Performance Team + Crafts Show
15 Closing Day - Apen Family Band - Upbeat Bluegrass, Folk music
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Harvest Fest + Kids & Pets Costume Parade - 11 a.m.
Second Basket Raffle, Amish Shed Raffle, Quilt Raffle drawing approximately 12:45 p.m.
- Sponsored by BENE-CARE AGENCY LLC
* Events Subject to Change
Pets, bicycles, rollerblades & skateboards should not enter the main area for health and safety reasons