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12/19/2017 Chamber News
Westfield-Barcelona Chamber Hosts Fish Contest

Just as Buffalo proudly displays its bison statues and Saratoga displays its horses, the Westfield area community will soon be known for its fish in recognition of its proximity to the tremendous fishing waters of Lake Erie.

The Westfield-Barcelona Community Chamber of Commerce is taking orders for blank fish cutouts, which will be decorated and displayed throughout the community this coming summer. The fish dimensions are four by two feet, and 48 of them are available for organizations to purchase at a cost of $15 each. Then it’s up to the purchaser to decorate their fish however they see fit, and to make sure it’s weather-proof for outdoor display.

The decorated fish will be kept secret until they are unveiled on Friday, June 1 – the opening First Friday of the 2018 season. They will remain in place for the summer or until they are worn out or damaged. Businesses can display their fish project in front of their location, and others who don’t have a storefront will be given a designated spot.

Locations of each of the fish will be numbered and mapped to encourage people to move about the town and village, and ballots to vote for favorite fish will be available for 25-cents each at First Friday on June 1. The winners of the contest will be announced later in the summer.
Anyone who wants to reserve a blank fish can get more information from Sue Poster, Community Chamber Coordinator, at
sposter@chautauquachamber.org.  Purchased fish will be delivered in February.

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