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Sponsored Post: The Batavian's Guitar-Giveaway Contest at the Genesee County Fair

By Lisa Ace
the Batavian guitar contest


  • All eagles must be drawn at The Batavian’s booth during the fair.
  • All entry forms must be complete and signed by a parent/guardian if under 17.
  • Those entering for the guitar must be able to return for the prize during The Eaglez concert at 7 p.m. July 27 for a presentation/photo opportunity.
  • All prizes will be presented along with a photo for promotional purposes.
  • Winning entries will be randomly selected from among staff favorites, except for People’s Choice, will be selected by fair attendees from among the Top 20 staff favorites.
  • No purchase necessary to win.

The 17 and under winner of the guitar will be contacted via phone by noon on Thursday, July 27. The winner does not have to be present to win during the actual drawing but MUST be able to come back for The Eaglez concert that evening on Thursday, July 27 at 7 p.m. to accept the guitar prize. There will be a photo opportunity on stage with The Eaglez, and the winning recipient for promotional (marketing and media) purposes for The Batavian.  You will receive a complimentary entry to return to the fair for that day. 

All entries must be drawn at The Batavian’s booth. All entries will be reviewed by The Batavian staff, and the winning drawing will be randomly selected from among the top favorites.  Criteria include quality and creativity.

The winner of People’s Choice harmonica will be notified via phone and/or email on Friday, July 28. All entries must be drawn at The Batavian’s booth by the end of the day on Wednesday, July 26. Top 20 staff favorites will be on display Thursday and Friday. The winner will be chosen by voting of fair attendees and announced on Friday, July 28, with prize presentation and a photo taken on Saturday, July 29 at the fair. 

The winner of 18 and older Red Osier gift certificate will be notified via phone and/or email on Thursday, July, 27. Criteria and selection are the same as the 17 and under prize. The winner will receive the gift certificate and have a photo taken by Saturday, July 29. To win, you must agree to come back to the fair to receive the gift certificate and have your photo taken for publication in The Batavian.

No purchase necessary to win. This contest has been made possible with special thanks to The Batavian for sponsoring the guitar and harmonica prizes and to The Red Osier Landmark Restaurant for the gift certificate.

Garrison Starr & Adrianne Gonzalez in concert

By Loren Penman

L.A. singer-songwriter Garrison Starr returns to Batavia for one night only and is joined in concert with Adrianne Gonzalez (of The Rescues).  They will perform at 8:00 PM on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at the Harvester 56 Theater in the Artisan Center, Batavia.

"Starr's vocals are unique and beautiful.  She captivates you with every song."

"Adrianne's voice is smoky and rich, and she commands it without effort."

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Classical guitarist to perform at Richmond Library

By Daniel Crofts

There will be a classical guitar concert featuring Michael Puleo at the Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St. in Batavia, from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11.

Puleo will perform pieces spanning 400 years of classical music history. Examples of artists whose work he will perform include J.S. Bach and Maurice Ravel.

This event is free and open to the public. Please contact the library at 343-9550 for more information.

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