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August 12, 2014 - 3:00pm

33rd Annual Donald R. Carroll Toys for Kids 5K Run/Fun Walk will be held this Saturday, August 16! All proceeds go to help make Christmas wishes a reality for disadvantaged children.
 
When: Saturday, August 16, 2014  |  Race begins promptly at 9 a.m.
Registration at 8 a.m.
Where: Downtown Batavia NY
Start & Finish Line: Bank & Main near the Senior Center
Registration Fees for 5K Run or Fun Walk: Pre-registration by mail or online $25; day of race also $25.
Registration Fees for Kids 12 and under: $15. Kiddie Candy Dash for all children under 12.
 
5K Run Age Categories:
17 and under, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.
August 8, 2014 - 3:00pm

Would you like to make a difference in the life of a cancer patient? Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc., has been in operation since 1995 and has strived to make the difference in the lives of Genesee County residents who have fought the courageous battles against cancer.

Our annual golf tournament is being held on Friday August 15, 2014 at the Batavia Country Club in Batavia and on behalf of the board of directors, the numerous volunteers and most importantly, the cancer survivors, we are asking for your support. If you're not aware, 100% of your financial support stays here in Genesee County.

This year's tournament is in memory of Patrick "Swaz" Suozzi & Jerry Martino!

The cost is $90 per player. Requested foursomes can only be made at registration, otherwise foursomes will be made up randomly. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., with lunch served at 11 a.m. at the Halfway House (outside). Shotgun starts at approximately 11:45 a.m.

Registration deadline is Friday, August 11, 2014.

Lunch and dinner tickets will be distributed at registration. Soda and beer are included with lunch and dinner. The steak dinner starts immediately after golf with awards and prizes to follow in the Club House. Prizes are for a hole-in-one prize on all Par 3's, 50/50 raffles, and a putting contest.

For more information or questions, please contact John Gerace (585) 303-0407 or via e-mail at: johngerace@rochester.rr.com

August 6, 2014 - 4:00pm
  • Abbott’s Frozen Custard
  • Adam’s Welding & Fabrication 
  • Alberty Drugs
  • Alpina Foods
  • Atherton Farms
  • Baskin Livestock, Inc.
  • Batavia Starter
  • Bauer Services
  • Belhaven Kennel
  • Big O Farms, Inc.
  • Big Pauly’s Pizza
  • Boyles Motor Sales, Inc.
  • B’s Pet Grooming
  • Cargill
  • Carolina Eastern Crocker
  • Castilone Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep & Ram
  • Corfu Machine Company
  • Corfu-Darien Vet Clinic
  • Cummings & Bricker
  • CY Farms, LLC.
  • Dries Farms
  • Duyssen Family Farm & Strawberry Patch
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Falletti Motors
  • First Choice Travel
  • Freed Maxic CPA
  • Ganson Rose Equipment
  • Genesee Community College
  • Genesee Orthopedics
  • Genesee Patrons Cooperative Insurance Co.
  • I.D. Booth
  • Jackson Welding & Gas 
  • Ken Barrett Chevy-Cadillac
  • Lee Shuknecht & Sons, Inc.
  • Liberty Pumps
  • Linwood Turf Equipment
  • LJK Feeds
  • McKenzie Farm
  • MacDuffie Sand & Gravel
  • Maple Lawn Farm
  • Max Pies Furniture Company
  • Mother Nature Enterprises
  • Muller Quaker Dairy, LLC.
  • MY-T Acres
  • Out on a Limb Maple Farm
  • Perry Vet
  • Phillips Oil
  • Pumpkin Hill Vet Clinic
  • R B Adams Agency
  • Rebel Liners
  • Reisdorf Brothers Feed
  • Reisdorf Oil & Propane
  • Roblee Plumbing
  • Scott Adams Trucking
  • Stafford Trading Post
  • Stella Collision
  • Stephen M. Hawley & Assoc., LLC. @ The Insurance Center
  • The Bank of Castile/Tomkins Insurance
  • Toyota of Batavia
  • Turnbull Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Turner TreeScape
  • UMMC
  • Upstate Niagara Cooperative
  • Viking Valhalla Restaurant & Rose Garden Bowl 
  • Will’s Carpet One
  • William Kent, Inc.
  • WNY Fireplace Outlet
Thank you to those who donated material/equipment or helped to make the Fair a success!
  • Ad-Stuff
  • Alexander Equipment
  • Attica Veterinary
  • Barnard Trucking
  • Batavia Downs
  • Batavia Legal Printing
  • Batavia Restaurant Supply
  • Batavia Sign Company
  • BC Transportation & Repairs
  • Beachy Cabinetmakers
  • Bethany Fire Department
  • Bob Babbitt Automotive
  • C.H. Wright Distributors 
  • Caledonia Diesel
  • Camping World
  • Carol Topolski Lawn Care
  • Cedar Street Sales & Rental
  • Cold Springs Construction
  • Dan Duyssen Farm
  • Empire Tractor
  • Fastenal - Batavia
  • Geer Farm Supply
  • Genesee Country Automotive
  • Genesee County Farm Bureau
  • Genesee County Soil & Water
  • Genesee Valley Penny Saver
  • George & Swede Sales
  • Home Depot – Batavia
  • Java Farm Supply
  • Joe's Pro Shop
  • L.D. Stevens Golf Carts
  • Mercy Flight of WNY
  • Metalico – Bergen
  • Monroe Tractor 
  • Paul Figlow Productions
  • Photography by Susan Meier
  • Posy Power Peddler
  • Pudgie's Lawn & Garden
  • Raceway 5
  • S-B Farms
  • Scofield Rolloff Service
  • Seven Springs Gravel
  • Smitty’s Amish Sheds
  • Stafford Fire Department
  • Starbucks of Irondequoit
  • Sterling Tents & Awnings 
  • The Batavia Daily News
  • The Batavian
  • Town of Batavia Fire Dept.
  • Tractor Supply – Batavia
  • T-Shirts Etc.
  • Walmart – Batavia
  • WBTA
  • WCJW
  • Z & M Ag & Turf
  • All of the Volunteers
*We apologize for anyone we may have left out!*
July 19, 2014 - 8:00am

SATURDAY, JULY 19TH - GENESEE COUNTY FARM BUREAU DAY & BRING YOUR TRACTOR TO THE FAIR DAY
  • All Day - Magical John | Entertainment Tent
  • 8:30am - NIOGA Colored Breed Show
  • 9am - NIOGA Holstein/Open Class Dairy Show | Show Ring
  • 10am - 4-H Horse Gymkhana & Games Classes | Horse Ring
  • 11am - FARM STOCK TRACTOR – Bring your tractor! Enhanced Tractor & Garden Pullers | Grandstand
  • 11am - EXHIBIT HALLS & BUILDINGS OPEN
  • 1pm - MIDWAY OPENS | Amusement Area
  • 1-7pm - Mr. Scribbles | Exhibition Bldg.
  • 1pm - NCCC Tanzen Dance Team | Entertainment Tent
  • 2-4pm - 4-H Vegetable Art Fun Fair Activity | Kennedy Building
  • 3-6pm - Rain Date for GPS & Solar Fun Fest | Merton Building
  • 6:30 pm Empire State Pullers Tractor Pulls. Immediately following ESP are Semi Trucks & Stock Pick Up Trucks | GRANDSTAND
  • 8pm - Beer Tent Opens
  • 8pm - 12am - “Savage Cabbage” band | Beer Tent
  • 8pm - 4-H Dairy Animals released
  • 8:30pm - 4-H Horse released
  • 9pm - 4-H Non-market auction animals — Sheep, Beef released
  • 10pm - Kennedy, Merton & Exhibition Buildings open for pick up of entries
  • 11pm - MIDWAY CLOSES
  • 12am - Beer Tent CLOSES
CONTACT INFORMATION:
Please feel free to contact us directly by email or phone. Genesee County Fair, 5056 East Main St. Road, Batavia, NY 14020. Phone: 716-474-3656 or 585-344-2424, Email: geneseefair@yahoo.com
 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
The Genesee County Fair is always looking for volunteers in many areas. Please email or call for more information on volunteering your time at the fair.
July 18, 2014 - 8:00am

FRIDAY, JULY 18TH - COMMUNITY DAY & THRILL NIGHT
  • All Day - Magical John | Entertainment Tent
  • 10am - 4-H Horse Show Fitting, Showmanship & Western | Horse Ring
  • 11am - EXHIBIT HALLS AND BUILDINGS OPEN
  • 1pm - MIDWAY OPENS | Amusement Area
  • 1-7pm - Mr. Scribbles | Exhibition Bldg.
  • 1pm - 4-H & Open Class Beef Show & Showmanship | Show Ring
  • 3-6pm - GPS & Solar Fun Fest | Merton Building
  • 3pm - 4-H Goat Obstacle Course Contest | Livestock Building
  • 5:30 pm - 4-H Tractor Driving Contest - Via Pre Registration | Kennedy Building
  • 6pm - NIOGA Jr. Showmanship
  • 6pm - 4-H Dog Show
  • 7pm - COUNTY FAIR GRAND DEMOLITION DERBY | Grandstand
  • 7pm - Beer Tent Opens
  • 8-11pm - Paul Cumming’s & Friends – Local Country Music Artist | Beer Tent
  • 10pm - EXHIBIT HALLS AND BUILDINGS CLOSE

Dont Forget about Saturday's ESP Tractor Pulls!

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Please feel free to contact us directly by email or phone. Genesee County Fair, 5056 East Main St. Road, Batavia, NY 14020. Phone: 716-474-3656 or 585-344-2424, Email: geneseefair@yahoo.com
 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
The Genesee County Fair is always looking for volunteers in many areas. Please email or call for more information on volunteering your time at the fair.
July 17, 2014 - 8:00am

THURSDAY, JULY 17TH - RACEWAY 5 DAY
  • All Day - Magical John - Entertainment Tent
  • 9am - 4-H Dairy Show & Showmanship | Show Ring
  • 9am - 4-H Horses In Place
  • 10am - 4-H Horse Show, Fitting, Showmanship and English | Horse Ring
  • 11am - EXHIBIT HALLS & BUILDINGS OPEN
  • 1pm - 4-H Goat Knowledge Olympics Contest | Livestock Building
  • 2pm - 4-H Horse Show Dressage Classes | Horse Ring
  • 5pm - MIDWAY OPENS | Amusement Area
  • 5:30-7pm 4-H Market Animal Auction Buyers Dinner
  • 6pm - RACEWAY 5 SPECIAL STOCK CAR RACES | Grandstand
  • 6:30pm - “Genesee’s Got Talent” Talent Showcase | Entertainment Tent Stage
  • 7pm - 4-H Market Animal Auction | Show Ring
  • 8pm -Beer Tent Opens
  • 8-11pm - Barnstorm – Country Band | Beer Tent
  • 10pm - EXHIBIT HALLS & BUILDINGS CLOSE
CONTACT INFORMATION:
Please feel free to contact us directly by email or phone. Genesee County Fair, 5056 East Main St. Road, Batavia, NY 14020. Phone: 716-474-3656 or 585-344-2424, Email: geneseefair@yahoo.com
 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
The Genesee County Fair is always looking for volunteers in many areas. Please email or call for more information on volunteering your time at the fair.
July 16, 2014 - 8:00am

WEDNESDAY, JULY 16TH - CHILDREN’S DAY/ 4H FAMILY NIGHT
  • 9am - 4-H Dairy Goat Show & Showmanship | Show Ring
  • 9am - Draft Horse Halter Classes | Arena
  • 9am - Regional Tunis Sheep Show
  • 11am - EXHIBIT HALLS & BUILDINGS OPEN
  • 11:30am - 4-H non sale Sheep Show, Showmanship & Breed Show | Open Dairy Barn
  • 12-3pm MIDWAY OPEN for SPECIAL KID’S DAY $5 Ride Wrist Bands (Ride unlimited rides) | Amusement Area
  • 12-6pm - Mr. Scribbles | Exhibition Building
  • 12pm - CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES | Exhibition Building
  • 2pm - Small Fry Tractor Pull | Exhibition Building
  • 2-4pm - Balloon Animal Demonstration | Kennedy Building
  • 4pm - 4-H Non Market Beef Show | Show Ring
  • 5pm - MIDWAY Re-OPENS | Amusement Area
  • 5pm - Draft Horse Show Hitch Classes | Arena
  • 6pm - 4-H & Open Swine Breeds & Showmanship | Show Ring
  • 7pm - Beer Tent Opens
  • 7-11pm - Monster Johnson | Band Beer Tent
  • 8pm - Fair Queen Crowning | Entertainment Tent Stage
  • 10pm - EXHIBIT HALLS & BUILDINGS CLOSE
CONTACT INFORMATION:
Please feel free to contact us directly by email or phone. Genesee County Fair, 5056 East Main St. Road, Batavia, NY 14020. Phone: 716-474-3656 or 585-344-2424, Email: geneseefair@yahoo.com
 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
The Genesee County Fair is always looking for volunteers in many areas. Please email or call for more information on volunteering your time at the fair.
July 15, 2014 - 9:00am

TUESDAY, JULY 15TH - EMERGENCY RESPONDER/ARMED FORCES NIGHT
  • 8 am - 12 pm • Final Set-up of Merton & Kennedy Building | Merton Building 
  • 4-H Club Exhibits in place | Merton Building
  • 4-H Community Service, Promotional & Project Displays | Merton Building
  • 9am - 4-H Swine Show & Showmanship | Show Ring
  • 10am - Open Class Rabbit & Chicken Show | Merton Building
  • 10am - 4-H Poultry & Rabbit Show | Merton Building
  • 12pm - 4-H Market Goat Show & Showmanship | Show Ring
  • 2:30pm - 4-H Market Sheep Show & Showmanship | Show Ring
  • 2:30pm - 4-H Meat Goat Show & Showmanship | Goat Ring
  • 3-9pm - Mr. Scribbles | Exhibition Bldg.
  • 5:30pm - PARADE LINE-UP – Raceway 5 Pits | Fairgrounds
  • 6pm - 4-H Beef Show & Showmanship | Show Ring
  • 6:30pm GENESEE CO. FAIR GRAND PARADE through the Fairgrounds
  • 7:30pm - 4H Dog Show
  • 8pm - Fair Queen Part 1 | Entertainment Tent Stage
  • 8pm - KARAOKE | Beer Tent
  • 8pm - MONSTER TRUCK THRILL SHOW | Grandstand
  • 10pm - EXHIBIT HALLS & BUILDINGS CLOSE
CONTACT INFORMATION:
Please feel free to contact us directly by email or phone. Genesee County Fair, 5056 E. Main St. Road, Batavia, NY 14020. Phone: 716-474-3656 or 585-344-2424, E-mail: geneseefair@yahoo.com
 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
The Genesee County Fair is always looking for volunteers in many areas. Please e-mail or call for more information on volunteering your time at the fair.
July 14, 2014 - 5:30pm

The Fair begins tomorrow. Don't miss out on all of the fun events!
Tuesday's - EMERGENCY RESPONDER/ARMED FORCES NIGHT
  • 5:30pm - PARADE LINE-UP
  • 6pm - 4-H Beef Show & Showmanship
  • 6:30pm GENESEE CO. FAIR GRAND PARADE through the Fairgrounds
  • 7:30pm - 4H Dog Show
  • 8pm - Fair Queen Part 1
  • 8pm - KARAOKE
  • 8pm - MONSTER TRUCK THRILL SHOW
  • 10pm - EXHIBIT HALLS & BUILDINGS CLOSE
Wednesday - CHILDREN’S DAY/ 4H FAMILY NIGHT
  • 5pm - MIDWAY Re-OPENS
  • 5pm - Draft Horse Show Hitch Classes
  • 6pm - 4-H & Open Swine Breeds & Showmanship
  • 7pm - Beer Tent Opens
  • 7-11pm - Monster Johnson
  • 8pm - Fair Queen Crowning
  • 10pm - EXHIBIT HALLS & BUILDINGS CLOSE
Thursday -  RACEWAY 5 DAY
  • 5:30-7pm - 4-H Market Animal Auction Buyers Dinner
  • 6pm - RACEWAY 5 SPECIAL STOCK CAR RACES Grandstand
  • 6:30pm - “Genesee’s Got Talent” Talent Showcase
  • 7 pm - 4-H Market Animal Auction
  • 8 pm - Beer Tent Opens
  • 8-11pm - Barnstorm – Country Band
  • 10pm - EXHIBIT HALLS & BUILDINGS CLOSE
Friday - COMMUNITY DAY & THRILL NIGHT
  • 5:30pm - 4-H Tractor Driving Contest - Via Pre Registratio
  • 6pm - NIOGA Jr. Showmanship
  • 6pm - 4-H Dog Show
  • 7pm - COUNTY FAIR GRAND DEMOLITION DERBY
  • 7pm - Beer Tent Opens
  • 8-11pm - Paul Cumming’s & Friends – Local Country Music Artist
  • 10pm - EXHIBIT HALLS AND BUILDINGS CLOSE
Saturday - GENESEE COUNTY FARM BUREAU DAY & BRING YOUR TRACTOR TO THE FAIR DAY
  • 6:30 pm Empire State Pullers Tractor Pulls. Immediately following ESP are Semi Trucks & Stock Pick Up Trucks
  • 8pm - Beer Tent Openst
  • 8pm - 12am - “Savage Cabbage” band
  • 8pm - 4-H Dairy Animals released
  • 8:30pm - 4-H Horse released
  • 9pm - 4-H Non-market auction animals — Sheep, Beef released
  • 10pm - Kennedy, Merton & Exhibition Buildings open for pick up of entries
  • 11pm - MIDWAY CLOSES
  • 12am - Beer Tent CLOSES
CONTACT INFORMATION
Please feel free to contact us directly by email or phone.
Genesee County Fair, 5056 East Main St Road, Batavia, NY 14020
Phone: 716-474-3656 or 585-344-2424 
 
 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 
The Genesee County Fair is always looking for volunteers in many areas. Please email or call for more information on volunteering your time at the fair.
July 14, 2014 - 3:00pm
posted by Lisa Ace in YMCA, Sponsored Post, advertisement, Camp Hough.

Jumping into Summer Fun!

SPLASH! Ten-year-old Aaron jumps into the water, rejoining the game of pass-the-ball. While many of Aaron’s friends back home have had to wait out the hot weather, Aaron has been having a blast swimming in the pool, boating on Silver Lake, and playing many other games. Since he came to YMCA Camp Hough last week, he’s made a tie-dye shirt, tried archery for the first time, and befriended all the other boys in his cabin. As Aaron resurfaces out of the water, he laughs and tosses the ball over a roaring counselor, just getting it to his new best friend.

Aaron is one of many boys and girls spending part of his summer at YMCA Camp Hough on the shores of Silver Lake. Camp Hough hosts week long resident camps for children ages 6 to 14. A day camp bus leaves each morning from the Wyoming County YMCA in Warsaw. Most campers come from the GLOW region, though others travel quite a ways for the experience. Some parents send their kids to camp to help them grow to be independent, and some parents like the focus on YMCA values at a kid-accessible level. Other parents will send their children to spend time outside, knowing that they will have so much fun. Counselors also value the time spent mentoring the kids outdoors.

“It can be an incredible experience to help challenge a child and watch them grow over the week,” says Aquatics Director William Ferriby. “Whether it is helping a day camper practice swimming for the first time or teaching a group of 13-year-olds learn to work together with kindness and respect, it is an incredibly rewarding experience.”

Aaron is out of the water now, putting on more sunscreen for his next activity hour. He doesn’t think as much about becoming independent or learning responsibility. Aaron is more interested street hockey. No matter what, both Aaron and his family are excited about all that he is trying and learning, out of the indoors and under the sun at YMCA Camp Hough. For information on how your child can have the same magical experiences as Aaron contact, YMCA Camp Hough at 585-201-3495 or visit www.camphough.org

July 12, 2014 - 12:00pm

Winning photo submitted by: David Carney.
SGT James M A Carney Feb. 25, 1987-- May 24,2014
Description: USMC, 2nd LAAD, Deployed to Iraq in 2008 and to Afghanistan in 2010
July 9, 2014 - 5:23pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, Sponsored Post, advertisement, The Batavian Club.

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