Taste & Tunes, Canal Crawl events this weekend in Seneca Falls

Together, Generations Bank and Seneca County House of Concern are preparing for this upcoming 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.

Musical performances by Brad & Anna, Joe Dog Duo and The Ende Brothers.

Local Food from Parker’s, 84 Fall, Deerhead, Martin’s Smokehouse, the Downtown Deli, Abigail’s and Café XIX.

Wine and beverages will be provided by Montezuma/Idol Ridge, Zugibe, Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, Cobblestone Coffee Roasters, Swedish Hill and Rue Clair

Tickets are available for purchase at Café XIX on East Bayard St., Generations Bank at 19 Cayuga St. and CVDesigns Boutique on Fall St in advance and at the door the night of the event.

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.

Also on FingerLakes1.com