3rd annual Taste & Tunes, 2nd annual Canal Crawl set for August in Seneca Falls

Together, Generations Bank and Seneca County House of Concern announce a weekend of activities to benefit the hungry in Seneca County. Generations Bank will again be hosting its Taste & Tunes event and The Seneca County House of Concern will be hosting its 2nd Annual Canal Crawl Paddling Poverty.

Taste & Tunes is set to take place at Generations Bank’s headquarters, located at 20 E Bayard St., Seneca Falls, from 6 – 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18. The event benefits three organizations that help the hungry: Seneca Country House of Concern, Trevor’s Gift and the Seneca Falls Back Pack program.

Taste & Tunes will feature tastings from various wineries, breweries, and restaurants in Seneca County, along with live music from local musicians. Tickets cost $20 pre-sale and $25 at the door and include a stemless wine glass and tastings throughout the event. Tickets will be available for purchase next month at Café XIX on East Bayard St., Generations Bank at 19 Cayuga St. and CVDesigns Boutique on Fall St.

The Canal Crawl Paddling Poverty is an annual event to raise funds to support the House of Concern. Last years’ event proved to be a success in bringing friends, supporters and the community together for a fun-filled day of outdoor activity while raising money to benefit the organization’s food pantry. The event, which is set to take place at 9 a.m. on Aug. 19, is a day of relaxing paddling down the Cayuga/Seneca Canal from the Waterloo Locks to the Seneca Falls Community Center. The course has been extended to include Van Cleef Lake this year. There are multiple stops along the way for snacks and a scavenger hunt. When paddlers disembark at the Seneca Falls Community Center there will be food, music, awards, and raffles. Participants are asked to raise their entry fees by asking family, friends, and co-workers to donate pledge money. Prizes will be awarded to those who raise the most money. Participants can enter individually or form teams of four. Being it is a fun, light-hearted event, teams are encouraged to give themselves a name and wear costumes or decorate their vessels. For more information about the event and to register go to houseofconcern.org.

“Generations Bank is committed to the people of the small towns in the Finger Lakes. Started in 1870, we take our commitment to the people of the towns surrounding this part of the Erie Canal very seriously. We don’t like to see anyone hungry, but we know that there are many of our neighbors who are. This is one way we can raise visibility and funding to help the hungry in our communities”, said Menzo Case, Generations Bank President & CEO.

About Generations Bank

Generations Bank has partnered with businesses and residents in the Northern Finger Lakes region since its founding in 1870, while maintaining a strong commitment to each and every community in which it operates. The bank is headquartered in Seneca Falls and serves customers from nine retail locations in Seneca Falls, Auburn, Waterloo, Geneva, Union Springs, Phelps and Farmington. Generations was named to CNY Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The bank is the organizing sponsor for the Women’s Right to Run 19K/5K running event which benefits the transformation of the Seneca Knitting Mill for the National Women’s Hall of Fame. For more information, visit righttorun19k.org

In addition to traditional business and consumer deposit services, Generations Bank focuses on residential mortgages, as well as manufactured home, automobile, home equity, commercial, non-residential real estate and construction loans. The organization also serves the broader needs of the Finger Lakes area through its insurance business, Generations Agency and financial planning and brokerage services offered by Generations Investment Services. For more information, visit MyGenBank.com

About Seneca County House of Concern

The House of Concern has been a source of assistance for people in difficult situations for over 48 years. The food pantry has been a source of nourishment for those in need while the store, staff and volunteers continue to nourish all that enter the store with kindness and a smile! Feeding minds with knowledge, stomachs with food and hearts with hope.

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