Chautauqua Boo & Brew Festival Scheduled for October 4

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Mayville, N.Y. : Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Chautauqua County announces its 3rd Annual Chautauqua Boo & Brew Festival to be held on Friday, October 4 at the CHQ Barn in Mayville, NY. Doors open at 6pm with beer and wine tastings from 6pm-9pm. Guests will be treated to live music by For The People, dancing, a costume contest, raffles, yard games and more. Food and a cash bar of beer and wine will be available for purchase by Andriaccio’s Restaurant and Catering. Tickets are $20 and designated driver tickets are available for $10. Tickets are available at the door, EBC West in Fredonia, Crown Street Roasting Company in Jamestown, from any board member or by calling CASA at 716-753-4132. This is a 21 and over event. The public is invited.

This event offers guests the opportunity to sample some of the area’s best microbrews and wines in Chautauqua County’s newest premier venue, the TKR Enterprise/CHQ Barn. “While the brewery and winery list is unique, so is the venue,” says Kathy Park, executive director of CASA. “The new CHQ Barn is a beautiful, rustic venue nestled in the countryside of Mayville. The vaulted, beamed ceilings and sliding barn doors offer guests the feeling of being in a secluded setting while enjoying the natural beauty of the barn. The venue is truly stunning.”

This year, the brewery and winery list includes the finest producers in the greater Chautauqua Region including: Five & 20 Spirits and Brewing, Mazza Chautauqua Cellars, Nostrovia Brewing Company, Resurgence Brewing Company, Erie Brewing Company, Ellicottville Brewing Company, Southern Tier Brewing Company, Big Inlet Brewing Company and Johnson Estate Winery. Each admission ticket includes 5 tastings with an additional 5 tastings available for purchase.

The public is invited to attend. Guests are encouraged to dress in their best Halloween costume and participate in the costume contest. Trophies will be awarded in the scariest, funniest, most creative, best couple, best group and most whimsical categories.

The Chautauqua Boo & Brew Festival offers community partners and businesses a great way to support CASA while receiving exceptional visibility and recognition. Sponsorships are available to fit any budget and each include event tickets. “Our sponsors and supporters are the building blocks that allow our program volunteers to advocate for more abused and neglected children each year,” says Kelly Fiorella, fund development coordinator for CASA. “Every dollar raised during our annual fundraisers is allocated to recruitment, training and support of our volunteers. Our goal is to provide every abused and neglected child in foster care the experience of having a CASA volunteer by their side until they reach permanency in a loving home. We are very humbled that our community has continued to allow us to do so.” Thank you to A Fresh Start, Andriaccio’s Restaurant and Catering, TKR Enterprise/CHQ Barn, AXA Advisors, Lake Shore Savings Bank and Pharmacy Innovations for sponsoring this event.

To become a sponsor, a brewery/winery vendor or to donate to the basket raffle please call Kelly Fiorella, fund development coordinator at 716-753-4132 or email kfiorellacasa@gmail.com. All monies raised from the Chautauqua Boo & Brew Festival are used to fulfill CASA’s mission of supporting volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children in Chautauqua County. If you are unable to attend but would like to support the mission of CASA, a tax-deductible donation can me made online at Chautauquacasa.org or by sending a check to CASA of Chautauqua Co., Inc. at 2 Academy Street, Suite 5, Mayville, NY 14757.

About CASA of Chautauqua
The mission of the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Chautauqua County is to provide an independent voice in court, advocating for the best interest of abused and neglected children in the pursuit of finding safe and permanent homes. CASA of Chautauqua County, Inc. relies on highly trained volunteers who are appointed by a Chautauqua County Family Court Judge to advocate for children in court. These volunteers work with relevant agencies and parties in order to advocate for the best interest of the child. With the information provided by the CASA volunteer, Family Court Judges are better able to make informed decisions as to what is best for the child.