Children’s Safety Village to host Dash-N-Bash fundraiser June 14

ASHVILLE – The Chautauqua Children’s Safety Education Village is excited to announce that it will host its inaugural Safety Village Dash-N-Bash 1K or 5K or bike ride fundraiser on June 14 at 2695 Route 394, next to Ashville BOCES.

Participants will choose their event, either a 1k walk around the Safety Village itself, a 5k walk/run down into Ashville and back to the Safety Village, or a beautiful 27- or 42-mile bike ride around Chautauqua Lake. Participants of all ages and abilities are welcome.

Looking to raise money for a not-for-profit organization, sports team, 4H, Boy/Girl Scouts or local family in need? Whatever your cause we are offering a contest where community groups/organizations have the opportunity to raise money for a local cause to help our community. Each group creates their own team name that participants register under in order to support this team. The group with the highest number of participants will win $1,000 for their cause.

There will be a family fun bash running throughout the day with carnival games, food, a bounce house, train rides, face painting and more.

An awards ceremony will take place after all events are complete. For more information, or to register for the event and/or contest, go to: or contact Terri Kindberg, Executive Director, at 499-8138.

The Chautauqua Children’s Safety Education Village is a not-for-profit organization which was formed in 1996. The DFT Communications Educational Facility, where classes are held, is surrounded by a child-sized village, complete with a business district, paved roads, street signs, sidewalks and everything you would find in an actual village. The purpose of the Safety Village is to educate children, primarily in the areas of traffic, bike and fire safety. The goal is to decrease the number of unnecessary injuries and unfortunate fatalities in our community by allowing children to experience hands-on lessons that they will remember.

The Safety Village is sustained through fundraising efforts, grants and donations from a generous community. All donations are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated.