4th Annual Taste & Tunes event joined by the 3rd Annual Canal Crawl Paddling Poverty returns in August

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, its 4th annual and The Seneca County House of Concern will be hosting its 3rd 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. 17. The event benefits four organizations that help the hungry: Seneca County House of Concern, Trevor’s Gift of Waterloo, Seneca Falls Back Pack program, and Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency’s food pantry.

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 later this year at Café XIX on East Bayard St., Generations Bank at 19 Cayuga St., CVDesigns Boutique on Fall Street in Seneca Falls.

The Canal Crawl Paddling Poverty is an annual event to raise funds to support the House of Concern. The first two years 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. 18, is a day of relaxing paddling down the Cayuga/Seneca Canal from the Waterloo Locks to the Seneca Falls Community Center. There are 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 49 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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