Taste of the Southtowns is coming to Springville on April 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Aloysius Hall, at 190 Franklin Street in Springville.  This annual event supports the work of Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary so it can continue to grow and add new species. Admission is free as long as you purchase Food tickets or Chinese Auction Tickets.

Gooseneck Hill, located at 5067 Townline Road in Delevan, NY is a 501(c)3 organization.  This bird Lovers sanctuary boasts the two largest covered aviaries in the world with over 78 species of birds, more than 700 endangered and protected ducks, geese and swans, koi fish, and a gift shop. The sanctuary is open on Sundays in July and August from 2 to 5 p.m. and also for group tours by appointment by calling (716) 942-6835.

Come and enjoy some of the best restaurants in the area including: Chanderson’s (Yorkshire), Colden Market & Café (Colden),  Colden Mill Restaurant (Colden), Fiesta Bamba (Springville & Chaffee), Mary’s Fireside Inn (EastConcord) and Springville Country Club (Springville).

Taste prices vary based on what you choose to sample.. For $1: Pop, bottled water and coffee.  For $2: Loaded Mashed Potatoes, Steak in the Grass Pizza, Chicken,Feta&Rosemary Meatballs, Tacos (Beef or Chicken),Tostada (Beef or Chicken), Seafood Chowder, Cream Puff, Spring Roll. For $3: Seafood Dip, Tuxedo Cake, Italian Wedding Soup, Asian Beef Noodle Soup, Double Chocolate Brownie, Chicken Wing Dip, Calamari. For $4: Beef on Weck, Fruit Pies, Mac and Cheese, Cheese Tortellini, Prime Rib Corn Dog, Fried ice Cream, Chicken Quesadilla, Flan Custard, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Maple Salmon, Stuffed Pepper. For $5: Chicken Pot Pie, Sea Scallops, Chicken Chimichanga, Mini Taco Salad, Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin, Crab Cake.

If the above food items aren’t enough reason to attend, then why not come to the biggest and best Chinese Auction in all of Western NY. There will be 50 fantastic baskets and you do not have to be present to win. Also there is a great Silent Auction. If you like fantastic music, there will be two terrific bands playing your favorite songs. First, Wagner and Winston will be on stage, followed by The Rustic Ramblers with Gene Hilts on Steel Guitar

This event has 33 sponsors. The platinum sponsors are: West Herr Automotive Group and Sisson’s Body Works. The Gold Sponsors are: Bly’s Clock Shop, Farm Family Insurance. The  Silver Sponsors include: Allstate Insurance, All-Pro Gutters,B & B Homes, Carley Collision, CCB Bank, C&G Electric, Design Art, Gooseneck Machining, Gramco, HowBill, HomeWear, Kless Boys, Lamb & Webster, M&T Bank (Springville & Arcade), Mike Monin-Morgan Stanley, Jim Murphy(Chevrloet, Buick), Northeast Cycle, Nova Glass, Pierce Milling, Pioneer Propane, Ponderosa, Terry Raszeja, Samson & Deliliah’s, St. Matthew’s Tree Service,  Seneca Animal Hospital, Sheret Jewelers, Slippy’s Collision,  Twin Lakes, and Woodruff’s Tree Farm.

There will be many dining tables inside the Hall where you can sit and eat. Eric Davis, LMT will also be giving massages and donating the money back to us for $1/minute. Come and get the best massage you have ever had.

For information email rosebird@frontiernet.net, call (716) 942-6835 or go to www.gooseneckhillwaterfowlfarm.com