Taste of Baldwinsville

The Baldwinsville Volunteer Center has set the date for the 2011 Taste of Baldwinsville.

Scheduled for March 5, the event will be hosted by the CNY Family Sports Centre on Jones Road.

The Taste of Baldwinsville is the primary fundraiser for the center featuring food favorites from local restaurants, voted on by a judging panel and attendees. Live and silent auctions throughout the event will offer valuable products and services donated by many local businesses.

The Taste of Baldwinsville Committee has begun meeting to plan this year's event. Over the next few months, the committee members will be soliciting sponsorships, auction donations, restaurant participation and volunteers for the event.

"The committee will be working hard and looks forward to another generous year of support from the Baldwinsville community," said Event Chairman Chris Monica.

Early sponsors of the event include Hudson & Mowins, Alliance Bank, Barnes Memorials, Electro-Lines, Inc., Falardeau Funeral Home, Fulton Savings Bank, Reeves Farms, S.G. Arvantides DDS, Sabre Demolition, Seneca Federal Savings & Loan Association, State Farm Insurance - Linndsy Luu and Suzanne Shapero DDS.

Anyone who would like to find out more about event sponsorship, volunteer opportunities, auction donation or restaurant participation should contact Nancy Conley of the Volunteer Center at 638-0251.

The Baldwinsville Volunteer Center mobilizes people and resources to fulfill needs within the community. Its programs include: the Christmas Bureau, which provides food and gifts to families and elderly shut-ins; mentoring school children; promoting community involvement and opportunities for youth; and an information and referral helpline to let people know about community resources and promote volunteer opportunities. For more information on the Volunteer Center, visit bvillevolunteers.org or call 638-0251.

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