It’s been 20 years since The Springville Players cut the ribbon on a rented storefront space and created the multi-arts center known as Springville Center for the Arts. The organization will be celebrating this milestone at the 9th Annual Gala and Mini-Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 9.

The event includes food, drink, entertainment and a nine-hole mini-golf course crafted by a local artist. The course is set up around the 1869 former church that houses the Center’s programs. The winning team is awarded the Coiltown Cup at the end of the evening.

Tickets include a food ticket and drinks. Craft brews will be provided by Steelbound Brewery and Distillery. Get sweet or savory, authentic crepes at Cruisin’ Crepes, served up by Ed Gath.  BBQ and American cuisine will be served at Whole Hog, helmed by Kathleen Haggerty. Additional food tickets will be available for purchase.

Ragweed brings the sounds a hammer dulcimer, double bass, and mandolin under the basket raffle tent. Local donations and silent auction items are up for bid. All proceeds from the event support the Center’s busy summer programming.

Later in the evening, the annual Milky Awards honor outstanding volunteers. This year’s recipients are former Board member Carla Roetzer, actor Tammy Catalano, and “Greenskeeper” volunteers Dave Stahley and Charlotte Dudley.

The Slyboots School of Music, Art and Dance will hit the main stage at 8:30 p.m., after the award ceremony. Showcasing a variety of ensembles focused on African dance and drumming, the Slyboots School has become a world-wide sensation having inspired tens of thousands of people all across the United States and Africa with authentic cultural entertainment.

Pre-sale tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling (716) 592-9038, or online at Tickets purchased at the door are $30 and kids 18 and under are free.  With the purchase of a ticket, you get: one food ticket good at either food truck, unlimited refreshments including wine and craft beer, entertainment and mini golf.

Gala sponsors this year include: Timberbuilt, Termini Associates, Scott Nachbar, DVM, Joseph Rumfola, DDS, CCB, Kelly O’Neal Adams, Esq., Springville Pediatrics, Springville Eye Care, St. Aloysius, Anything Printed, Springville Animal Hospital, Harris Beach, General Physicians, A Growing Business, SFA, Springville Door & Window, West Seneca Youth Theatre, Hodgson Russ, Nova Glass & Mirrors, Village Optical, Carla & Jack Roetzer, John Mills, Erie County Legislator #11, Concord Land Realty, Encorus Group Engineering and JGR Capital.

The Gala and Mini Golf Tournament will be taking place at Springville Center for the Arts, 37 N Buffalo Street, Springville, NY.  The event starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 19.  For tickets, information about the event, or to become a sponsor, call (716) 592-9038 or visit