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2/5/2018 Chamber News
31st Annual Winter Festival is February 16-18

The Mayville-Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 31st Annual Presidents Day Weekend Winter Festival February 16-18. The event will take place at Lakeside Park, Route 394 in Mayville, with fun events for the entire family.  Once again this year, weather permitting, an ice castle will be constructed to highlight the festival.

Some of the events and activities featured (some of them weather permitting) will be the snowball distance throwing contest, children’s snowman/animal building contest, children’s golf ball race, Lego Building contest, “Candy” Fishing Pond, Kids Corner Edible Crafts, Rainbow the Clown, Cold Water Rescue Demo by the Dewittville Fire Department, horse drawn rides by Magic Moments Carriages, snowmobile rides by the Chautauqua Lake Snowmobile Club, the Polar Plunge benefit organized by Family Health Medical Services (call 716-753-7107, Ext. 100 for information and to participate), fireworks, a flare parade by Chautauqua Lake Snowmobile Club, as well as others.

The Scavenger Hunt will again take place during the month of February. There is no cost to participants. The scavenger hunt involves visiting Chamber member businesses looking for the Winter Festival Logo located somewhere inside each participating business, copying the code word onto an entry form, and mailing the form to the Chamber office in Mayville when complete. 

The Chili Cook-off will take place this year at the festival.  If you have been told you make a “mean” chili and would like to enter it in the cook-off, you will need to call the Mayville-Chautauqua Chamber office at (716) 753-3113.  More details will be given to those calling for information or to participate.

If you are interested in volunteering to help with the festival preparations or at the festival itself, please call Chamber Coordinator Debby Marsala at (716) 753-3113.  We would like to thank the festival sponsors to date. Major sponsors are: Town of Chautauqua, Village of Mayville, and Northwest Savings Bank. Platinum Sponsors are: 3 Seas Recreation, Smith Boys of Chautauqua Lake, and M & T Bank. Gold Sponsors: Jamestown Awning; and Silver Sponsors: Chautauqua Abstract Company, Johnson’s Village Pharmacy, “A” Automotive Inc., Mayville Auto Supply Inc., Lake Chautauqua Memorial VFW Post 8647, Andriaccio’s Restaurant, and Empire Energy E & P LLC.  Additional sponsorships, financial support, and volunteers will be gratefully accepted. Please call the Mayville-Chautauqua Chamber office at (716) 753-3113 for information.

Our sincere thanks go to Mayville-Chautauqua Chamber Coordinator Debby Marsala, the board, and all of the volunteers who work diligently to put on this extraordinary event.  Mark your calendar now to join the fun at the 31st Annual President Day Weekend Winter Festival in Mayville!

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