Garage Sale and Firemen's BBQ Competition

News from Economic Development, Planning and Tourism, Posted on Wed, 09/08/2010 - 11:32am

The Route 16 Community Corridor Partnership and The Greater Olean Area, Franklinville, and Arcade Chambers Of Commerce along with Cattaraugus County Tourism want to invite your participation at the 1st Annual Route 16 Garage Sale & Firemen’s BBQ Competition.

The Route 16 Garage Sale & Firemen’s BBQ Competition will be held on Saturday September 18th from 8am to 3pm all along Route 16 in Cattaraugus County, New York.

The participating communities are; Knapps Creek, Town of Olean, City of Olean, Hinsdale, Maplehurst, Ischua, Franklinville, Machias, Delevan, and Yorkshire.

Garages sales will occur at private residences and at designated community selling points. BBQ’s will be hosted by Fire Departments, and other community organizations along Route 16. Additionally businesses along route 16 will be having special sales.

The Route 16 Community Corridor Partnership started working on the idea of a route-wide garage sale last year. We took notice of this type of event hosted by other communities across the USA. We thought Route 16 was a good fit for this type of event as we have 10 communities along the route.

The Firemen’s BBQ competition came together with assistance from the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce. The bbq competition was a natural fit to the garage sale. We have so many fire departments, service organizations along route 16 that do such a great job with chicken bbq’s and cookouts. Guest judges will award prizes to best BBQ.

We are asking Fire Department’s and Service Organizations along Rt 16 to participate in the Garage Sale and BBQ by offering community sales space for the garage sale portion and to hold a BBQ that same day.

The Garage Sale portion of the event will take place at homes, businesses, and designated selling points. If you live in one of the communities along route 16 and would like to participate please call 716-904-2233 or 716-307-5887 or email rt16ccp [at] gmail [dot] com . We have designated community selling points for community members who do not live along Rt 16.


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