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November 14, 2021 - 3:00pm

After a year’s delay of celebrating the 25-year existence of Genesee Cancer Assistance — which means founders, board members, patients and volunteers — the nonprofit will finally have its day.

The organization’s dinner celebration is at 5 p.m. Saturday at Batavia Downs Gaming on Park Road, Batavia. 

“When we realized it was 25 years, we thought this was a great way to celebrate,” Executive Director Sue Underwood said Saturday to The Batavian. “It’s not a fundraiser, just a dinner celebration … where we could give back to the community for all their help and support. We will recognize the board, volunteers and patients that are there, and local businesses and community supporters will be recognized.”

Not an unfamiliar scenario during this past year, GCA had to postpone plans for an annual event in 2020 due to Covid-19’s impact on large and public gatherings. So it is actually 26 years old now, after being founded in 1995 by Dorothy Schlaggel and Russ Romano.

The duo had a shared objective to create an organization to assist cancer patients in Genesee County with access to financial aid and other related supportive services. The hundreds helped each year have turned into thousands of people able to obtain financial assistance for costs associated with their diagnosis and treatment, GCA’s website states. 

This assistance includes expenses related to prescriptions, medical co-pays, transportation to and from medical facilities, home health care and related equipment and child care. The organization also provides biblical counseling, support groups, informative materials and the Simply Beautiful program, created to help cancer patients with personalized advice for how to deal with the side effects of treatment on their hair and skin.

Appetizers and beverages are to begin at 5 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner at 6 p.m., and the program from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Paul Figlow will serve as master of ceremonies, and Karen Rowland is to speak in memory of her father and huge GCA supporter, Joseph Gerace. Music, assorted memorabilia and, perhaps, some live racing or casino action may fill part of the evening, Underwood said. 

There will be giveaways of gift cards, centerpieces and themed baskets throughout the event, she said. 

“November is a time to be thankful, and it’s really to show people that we’re thankful for the community support,” she said.
 
Tickets are $35, including $25 of Free Play, and are available through Sunday, Nov. 14, as a total count must be turned in by Monday. To order, go to geneseecancerassistance.org
 

October 12, 2021 - 8:18am
Event Date and Time: 
November 13, 2021 - 4:30pm

The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary Swiss Steak Dinner and Basket Auction 

November 13, 2021

Pre Sale Tickets Only 

4:30 to 5:00 PM Take Outs Only

Dinner Seating Begins at 5:00 PM 

Pre Sale tickets available at the Salvation Army at 529 East Main St. Batavia, NY

Phone; 585-343-6284

May 14, 2020 - 12:00pm


Let us take care of dinner tonight. We're excited to introduce our NEW BBQ Dinner Packs for families, available Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., and Sunday from 12 - 8 p.m.

Call us to order for curbside pickup or delivery: (585)344-2999 or order online here.

November 21, 2019 - 6:30pm


Let Alex's Place take care of Thanksgiving this year. Alex's is open from noon til 6pm on Thanksgiving and is accepting reservations for parties of all sizes.

For full holiday menu, click here.

And don't forget that Alex's Place offers Curbside Takeaway for those that want a great Thanksgiving feast at home without the mess! Call 585-344-2999 to make reservations today.

February 25, 2019 - 12:58pm
Event Date and Time: 
April 6, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary  
Chicken and Biscuit Dinner and Basket Raffle
April 6, 2019
529 East Main St, Batavia, NY
4:30PM-6:00 PM
Take Out or Eat In 
$10.00 per person 
Phone 585-343-628

September 19, 2018 - 9:51am
Event Date and Time: 
November 10, 2018 - 5:00pm

Swiss Steak Dinner and Basket Auction 
Salvation Army 
529 E Main St.
Batavia, NY 14020
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Dinner Begins at 5:00
Take Outs available between 4:30 and 5:00 PM only
$10.00 per person 
Pre Sale tickets only until Nov.3, 2018
Silent and Live auction beginning at 6:00 PM

For more information contact:
The Salvation Women's Auxiliary
343-6284 or 345-1663

April 17, 2015 - 12:14pm
posted by Kimberly Perl in dinner, elba, spaghetti, benefit, Senior, Michael.
Event Date and Time: 
April 1, 2015 - 4:00pm to May 17, 2015 - 4:00pm

Save the date - The Elba Fire Department is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner benefit for Elba School Senior, and Fireman, Michael Pfendler, who was recently diagnosed with testicular cancer -  Sunday, May 17th, doors open at 2pm, dinner 4-8pm (or sold out).  Held at the Fireman's Rec Center on Rte 98 in Elba. Adults $8, Children $6. Meal includes: Spaghetti and HOMEMADE meatballs, homemade coleslaw, fresh bread, drinks, homemade desserts, and an ice cream bar!

April 14, 2015 - 9:35am
posted by Stephanie Underhill in dinner, comedy.
Event Date and Time: 
April 23, 2015 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Joey & Maria's Comedy Wedding is a wildly funny, interactive dinner theatre show that invites you and the audience to be the guests at an anything-but-traditional wedding.  Check-in begins at 5:30, show from 6-8:30 with dinner included.  $50 a person, includes dinner, drink and $25 Free Play.  Call 585-343-3750 ext 468 to make reservations.

March 14, 2015 - 12:14pm
posted by Maggie Nichols in community, dinner, free.
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April 23, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Free community dinner at Indian Falls United Methodist Church 7908 Alleghany Rd.  Corfu.  For more information call (585)762-9105. All are welcome.

March 14, 2015 - 12:08pm
posted by Maggie Nichols in dinner, benefit.
Event Date and Time: 
April 22, 2015 - 10:00am to 10:00pm

Indian Falls United Methodist Church Benefit at Applebee's. 8322 Lewiston Rd. Batavia, NY. All day event. A portion of your bill goes to the church.   For more information please call (585)762-9105.

February 7, 2015 - 11:33am
posted by Maggie Nichols in dinner, free.
Event Date and Time: 
March 26, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Free community dinner at Indian Falls United Methodist Church. On Thursday March 26th at 6pm. 7908 Alleghany Rd. Corfu, NY. For more information please call 585-762-9105.
6:00pm - 7:30pm
January 25, 2015 - 1:43pm
posted by Maggie Nichols in dinner, free.
Event Date and Time: 
February 26, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Free community dinner at Indian Falls United Methodist Church. On Thursday February 26th at 6pm. 7908 Alleghany Rd. Corfu, NY. For more information please call 585-762-9105.
January 6, 2015 - 11:14pm
posted by Robert Brown in dinner, entertainment, fundraiser, Notre Dame, trip night, raffles.
Event Date and Time: 
February 14, 2015 - 5:30pm to 10:00pm

Notre Dame's 23rd Annual Trip Night will be held at Batavia Downs Gaming, 8315 Park Road, Batavia, NY.

Dinner, drinks, raffles, entertainment, fun!!!

For ticket information call:  585-343-2783

For sponsorship information call:  585-813-5371

Complete details are available at:  www.ndhsbatavia.com

 

 

May 13, 2014 - 10:43pm
posted by Diane Burroughs in dinner, scholarships, Service Awards.
Event Date and Time: 
May 30, 2014 (All day)

Last day to make your reservations for the June 5 Scholarship & Award Dinner. A buffet dinner served by Tom Roviso will be served at 6:15 at the YWCA, 301 North St. Cost is $15. Call Catherine at (585) 344-2160. All are welcome!

January 14, 2014 - 9:40pm
posted by Diane Burroughs in dinner, Service Clubs, Valentines.

Last day to make your reservations for Feb. 6th

Buffet dinner at St. Paul Lutheran Church

Helen Batchellor will present her collection of Valentines, etc.

Call Diane at 585-343-0759 for a Reservation.

All are welcome!

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