GENESEO – Leaders of the ‘Save the Wall’ project along the Wadsworth estate on South Street are already looking forward to the fall and their third annual WingFest in the Village park.
Dr. Kurt Cylke appeared at the Village Board meeting Monday night on behalf of the Association for the Preservation of Geneseo (APOG) to present plans for a third annual WingFest, a major fundraiser for materials to rebuild the historic stone wall bordering the estate of William Wadsworth, one of the founders of Geneseo.
“We’re in this for at least another 4 years,” said Dr. Cylke. “Last year’s wing fest raised $4,000. Every little bit helps, and we’d like to roll it out again.”
WingFest is slated for Sept. 24, coinciding with the college’s family weekend. Board members noted that it is uncertain whether the event would also coincide with any other events projected by the Geneseo Merchants’ Association, most notably Autumn Fest. Dr. Cylke said that he is open to working with the other interests to tie in the school and village communities.
Dr. Cylke said that the event would help tie the village to the school’s family weekend.
Trustee Bob Wilcox said that the event’s first two years were very successful.
In closing, Mayor Richard Hatheway said that APOG now has the blessing to hold the festival. Dr. Cylke thanked the mayor, and left saying that he’d keep the board in the loop as he and APOG move forward.
“Save The Wall” is accepting additional donations to help Save the Wall here.