Over the past few years the Village Park has been undergoing revitalization in order to keep this great community asset both beautiful and useful for all. In September nine (9) modern picnic tables were installed in the main pavilion by the Village DPW.
The Village had budgeted for two new tables and had planned on buying a few each year to replace the older tables that were showing their age. That is when Rotary Club of Ellicottville, in discussions with Charlie Coolidge decided to get involved to speed up the process. Working with the Rotary District 7090, the Ellicottville Club applied for and were given a grant to buy 7 more tables. The Rotary District provides a matching grant of up to $2,000.00 to Clubs that meet the criteria annually. The Rotary Club of Ellicottville contributed $2,400.00 for a total of $4,400.00 to provide the new tables for use by our community.
The tables are located in the main pavilion at the Village Park which provides a great outdoor gathering spot for summer picnics and family events.
Mayor Coolidge commented that he “Greatly appreciates the generosity of the Rotary Club of Ellicottville and Rotary District 7090”. These are a great addition to the Park and the high quality tables should bring many years of service to the entire community.
As it happens, the Rotary District 7090 Convention is on this weekend at Holiday Valley, so if you see one of the over 400 attendees say hello and thanks.