APOG Toasts Their Grant Program at 20th Annual Wine and Beer Tasting

(Photo/Conrad Baker)

GENESEO – The Association for the Preservation of Geneseo (APOG) invited wine and beer fans to Second Street Friday night to sip local beverages in support of their historic preservation grants program.

This is APOG’s biggest annual fundraiser. Proceeds go to their historic preservation grants program, which makes money available to homeowners in Geneseo’s historic district to spruce up the fronts of their homes or rental properties.

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“We have two grants programs, the first of which helps homeowners in the historic district do work that is visible from the road or sidewalk,” said Kurt Cylke, a member of APOG. “The other grant is for rental properties and is a little more broad, it helps with landscaping, painting and general beautification and improving the aesthetics of the rental. If the grants help people fix their houses, we’re all for it.”

The historic district includes areas within the ‘box’ of North Street, South Street, Main Street and Highland Road.

The Brown family, of Good Spirits Wine and Liquor in the Wegmans Plaza off Rte. 20A, donate all of the wine for the evening.

“We can’t thank the Browns enough,” said Cylke. “They have always donated all of the wine.”

The Village Tavern on Center Street in the Village and the Silver Lake Brewing Project out of Perry provided the beer. The Tavern also provided some food for attendees.

Property owners can apply for APOG’s grants on their website here.

(Photo/Conrad Baker)

(Photo/Conrad Baker)

(Photo/Conrad Baker)