Business Association To Host Block Party

The Bemus Point Business Association said it will be hosting the Bemus Point Block Party at the Village Park on Saturday, June 15. The event will help fund fireworks for the Fourth of July celebration in the village. Submitted photo

BEMUS POINT — Chautauqua Lake will see a new community activity this month.

The Bemus Point Business Association announced that they will be hosting the Bemus Point Block Party at the Village Park on June 15 from 1-5 p.m. The event will include live music and food.

The event is a fundraiser to support fireworks for the 2019 Fourth of July celebration in the village.

“We wanted to host a fundraiser (for the Fourth) in the community park,” said BPBA executive director Kelly Marker. “We want to make sure that there are fireworks in the village this year.”

Marker said the idea for the event came after the village of Bemus Point didn’t host fireworks during the Fourth of July in 2018.

“The goal of the event is to have community-member participation and have a great show,” Marker said.

The event will include a 50/50 auction, beer, hot dogs, yard games and face painting. All proceeds will go directly to support the BPBA’s fireworks fund.

Proceeds to the fireworks fund can also be made by purchasing “Meet Us In The Middle” T-shirts at local stores in the village.

Music will be provided by the eight-piece band Uptown Fever. Music will include a selection of Motown, funk and disco.

Sponsors for the event are Ellicottville Brewing Co., US Foods of Buffalo, Southern Tier Brewing Co. and the Village Casino.

Individuals interested in becoming members of the BPBA can do so with a donation of $50. For more information, look for Visit Bemus Point page on Facebook.

The Village Park is located on Lakeside Drive between the Village Casino and the Hotel Lenhart.

The Bemus Point Business Association is a volunteer organization whose goal is to encourage tourism and commerce in the village of Bemus Point. The organization also works to promote safety and create village-wide events for the community to participate in. Members consist of over 40 local businesses and nonprofit organizations.

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