Community Bank Barbecue to Jumpstart Life-Saving Device Purchase for Livonia FD

LIVONIA— Community Bank N.A. is hosting a chicken barbecue and raffle at Autumn in the Village to support the Livonia Hook & Ladder Fire Department. Community Bank N.A. part-time teller Julie Brown initiated the fundraiser after her husband, Jack, suffered a massive heart attack in 2015. Now missing the left side of his heart, Jack must wear a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) with wires attached to his heart to keep him … [Read more...]

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

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. "We … [Read more...]

Springwater’s Holiday Hill Campground Raises Over $1.8K for Kids with Cancer at Camp Good Days

SPRINGWATER — Holiday Hill campground in Springwater raised $1,850 in donations to Camp Good Days and Special Times as part of Campground Owners of New York's (CONY) fifth annual statewide fundraising for charity event in 2016. According to a press release from CONY, Holiday Hill Campground raised their funds through various events and activities in their park, in addition to contributions from their campers. Fundraising from CONY campgrounds … [Read more...]

Friends Rally After Crook Steals $5K from Pavilion Cancer Fundraiser

NYLON – A man's chicken barbecue to help him fight cancer ended in shock on Saturday when someone apparently stole the fundraiser's earnings. Tina Bush immediately started an online fundraiser GoFundMe page, accessible here, to replenish the money. The alleged thief or thieves stole over $5,000 which was intended to help Mike Walker and his wife, Caledonia native Mary Kay, as they work together to fight his stage 4 lung cancer. "Well … [Read more...]

Father Crafts Elegant Steel Flowers to Fundraise for Sick Daughter

GENESEO — Mallory Ryan McDanel was born on Feb. 23 , 2016 with half a heart, and Geneseo is coming together to reinforce her heart and her family. An ongoing fundraiser, centered around an art piece created by Mallory's father Ryan McDanel, is taking place at the Oak Valley Inn & Suites Gallery in Geneseo. "I immediately felt like it would a great idea to be personally involved and to also get others involved," said Jay Curci, owner of … [Read more...]

Geneseo PTSA to Throw Down Ultimate Hoedown at Letchworth State Park

GENESEO — Geneseo Central School's Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is putting together 'The Ultimate Hoedown Throwdown' at Letchworth State Park as their major fundraising event this year. The adult-only fundraiser takes place on Saturday, April 23 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the North Shelter in Letchworth State Park. Activities include a barbecue by Ron Niedermaier, basket raffles, silent auction items, and square dancing called out by … [Read more...]

Big-Hearted Avon Rallies for Mom Battling Cancer with Duffys, Soccer, Basketball and Euchre

AVON – An outpouring of community generosity is backing an Avon mother of three in her quest to wipe out her cancer by taking to the soccer field, basketball court, raising a glass at Duffy's Tavern, and donating a portion of a euchre tournament to her family. Parents Pam and Casey Edwards are facing down significant medical expenses for her chemotherapy treatment and a stem cell transplant in the coming weeks. "Pam is strong, always … [Read more...]

Junior Blue Devils Ask Generous Community to Help Tackle Equipment Costs

GENESEO – The Geneseo Junior Blue Devils youth program is reaching out to the community to help tackle new helmet and cheer uniform costs for their flourishing youth football and cheerleading teams. According to a press release from Blue Devils Cheer Coordinator Jennie Szczesniak, costs are usually covered by the program's annual fundraisers, but they have to foot the bill for this new cost now that the program is turning ten. "For safety … [Read more...]

Geneseo Kiwanis’ Reverse Raffle to Lend a Hand to Two Local Familes

GENESEO — The Kiwanis Club of Geneseo is holding a fundraiser on April 30 to raise money for two Livingston County families' hospital expenses. The families, who will remain anonymous at the request of Geneseo Kiwanis, are both fighting health challenges. The fundraiser will be at the Lakeville Fire Exempt Training Hall on 5939 Stone Hill Road in Lakeville. Michael Tenalio, a member of Geneseo Kiwanis, said that members of the club are … [Read more...]

Young Superstar Invites Everyone to York Spaghetti Dinner to Help with Medical Bills

YORK – A young lady with a love for music is inviting everyone to a spaghetti dinner on Saturday where the community will have an opportunity to relieve financial strains on her family as she goes through prolonged and continually more complicated medical treatments. Rachel Gaesser, 16, is a superstar in a tough spot. A huge Taylor Swift fan, she was featured in the University of Rochester's Super Bowl commercial this year with her guitar … [Read more...]