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THE FARMERS MARKET
FARMERS’ MARKET ENDS 13TH SEASON
This past October 10th, the Alden Farmers’ Market closed its 13th season with a Membership Hot Dog Roast and kid 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 melodious harmonies of The Lake Effect, a Capella singing group, 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 hand-made by former Market Manager, Nancy Hughes, along with a small pumpkin donated by Kate’s Country Cousins. The judges had a hard time choosing, but our first place winners were the Star Wars duo: Elise as R2D2 and Avery as Princess Leia. Second place went to the prairie group: Victoria, Savannah, Matthew, and Levi. Diner girl, Olivia, came in third with her “hotdog” poodle, Tinkerbell, taking first place in the pet category.
The winning ticket for the popular Amish-made shed raffle was selected on closing day as well. Congratulations go out to Sue and Gary Wessel of Alden! Congratulations also to Don Geil of Alden, winner of the Fall Farmers’ Market Gift Certificate Basket. Through the generosity of local Alden merchants, the Chamber was able to assemble this gift certificate basket worth about $800. Thank you to all the local contributors: A&N Automotive, ACTS, Alden Pharmacy, Alden Pools & Play, C*Shore Design, Carbone’s Pizzeria, Corner Cuts, Country Cross Roads Florists, Creighton Optical, Darien Lake Theme Park, DeSpirit Mosaic & Marble, Jacquelyn Mazurek, Drogi & Sons, Gillen’s Expert Auto, Henry’s Candy, How Do You Like Me Now Salon & Spa, Humble Beginnings, Kis N Greens Golf Course, Neill & Strong PLLC, Pautler Chiropractic, Serenity Massage Therapy, Simply Hair Studio, Sitzman’s Maytag, The Pink Cow, Wagner’s Agway, West Alden Kitchen, 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 a 14th season. Help is always welcomed and appreciated for set-up, tear-down, and food sales. Alden is a WIC-approved Farmers’ Market. For information on the Market or becoming a vendor, please call the Chamber office at (716) 937-6177 or stop by the Chamber table at the Market See you at the Market in spring 2016!
16 Opening Day! Crafts Show + Leonard Oakes Winery
23 Crafts Show
30 Crafts Show + Master Gardener + Leonard Oakes Winery
6 Niagara Frontier Fiddle Club - 11-12:30 - Sponsored by DORITEX
13 Father's Day Crafts + Leonard Oakes Winery
20 Porcelain Train - Acoustic Folk Music 11-12:30
- Sponsored by CAN CAN REDEMPTION
27 Health & Wellness Day + Unyts Blood Drive + Leonard Oakes
- Sponsored by DAVID PAJAK ESQ.
4 Crafts Show
11 Craig Wilkins Country Music + Pampered Chef Cooking demo
- Sponsored by ALDEN STATE BANK
18 Beaver Meado Audubon - Live Animals 9:30-12:30 + Alden Area
Ecumenical Choir, 11-Noon - Sponsored by NEILL & STRONG ATTYS.
25 Hot Country Liners 11-11:45 + Pampered Chef Cooking demo +
First Basket Raffle Drawing
1 Village Wide Garage Sale at Market + Sites throughout the Village
8 Dark Road Duo Harmonica-Based Americana Music 11-12:30
+ Messinger Woods Wildlife Rehab
15 June Beyers Organ Music + Small Business Day
- Sponsored by ALDEN PHARMACY
22 Buffalo Steel, steel drum trio 10:30-12:30
29 Magician Ted Burzynski-shows at 10, 11, & 12
- Sponsored by CARBONE'S PIZZERIA
5 Emma & Carl Eddy, fiddle & guitar tunes 10:30-12:30 + Meet the
Candidates Day + Crafts
12 Community Organizations Day - Sponsored by LIAZON BENEFITS
19 Fire Safety Day
26 Crafts Show + Master Gardener
3 Health & Wellness Day + Unyts Blood Drive + Crafts
- Sponsored by DAVID PAJAK ESQ.
10 Closing Day - Harvest Fest + Costume Parade + The Lake Effect,
A Capella singing group + Second Basket Raffle & Shed Raffle drawing
- Sponsored by LIAZON BENEFITS
* Events Subject to Change
Pets, bicycles, rollerblades & skateboards should not enter the main area for health and safety reasons
2015 Distinguished Citizen of the Year