Savor the Flavor events scheduled

The Southwestern New York Chapter of the American Red Cross invites everyone to join us once again at an exciting, fun-filled occasion where restaurants and food service businesses are invited to put their signature cuisines on display and out for the public to enjoy.

This is an exciting opportunity for our local restaurateurs and caterers to show off their culinary specialties to members of our community. The American Red Cross is hosting three events of Savor the Flavor: A Taste of Allegany County will be held on March 3 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Cuba VFW; a Taste of Cattaraugus County on March 10 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Olean Elks Lodge, and A Taste of Chautauqua County on March 17 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena.

This special fundraiser has two goals in mind: to help promote the variety of tempting food establishments in the area and to enable the local chapter to continue to meet the emergency needs of county residents.

For only $25 per ticket or $60 for tickets to all three Savor the Flavors, you can enjoy everything from specialty soups, elegant hors d’oeuvres, succulent meats and decadent desserts as well as have the opportunity to taste local wine and beer. In the seven years of our Savor the Flavor event, the cost has not increased despite the rising cost of the basic services that the Red Cross provides in Southwestern New York.

Local businesses and friends of the Red Cross are invited to become a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Diamond Sponsor for this event. The sponsors of the event support the American Red Cross with their donations and in return, receive an advertisement in the Savor the Flavor program and tickets to the event.

In the past years, each event has had over 15 restaurants/caterers along with over 250 people that wine and dine together to celebrate the Red Cross. Due to the overwhelming success of the past year’s event, it is recommended to purchase tickets in advance. To get your tickets visit the American Red Cross Office in Wellsville at 112 N. Main St., (585-593-1531) or the Cuba Library at 39 E. Main St., in Olean at the Red Cross Office on 452 N. Barry St. (372-5800) or at the Jamestown Red Cross at 325 E. 4th St. (664-5115).