Baldwinsville Volunteer Center Margaritafest to be held July 16 – Eagle News Online

BALDWINSVILLE – Start searching for your lost salt shaker: Margaritafest returns this Saturday, July 16.

The 12th annual event is the summer fundraiser for the Baldwinsville Volunteer Center. A $10 “passport” gets you a sample summer drink or special treat from each participating business.

“It’s just a fun opportunity to get out and walk around the village,” said event chair Megan O’Donnell. “I think establishments like to be able to get creative with creating a fun summer drink to highlight their offerings.”

This year’s festival has 16 participating establishments:

• Pizzeria and restaurant Sal’s
• Mohegan Manor
• Angry Garlic
• Pub Pizzaman
• Sweet Dream candy store
• At Sammy Malone’s
• JessiCakes
• the Mexican bar-grill of San Miguel
• 911-style rescue
• WT Brews
• Suds Factory River Grill
• Bee you nutrition
• Tattoo without eardrum
• Property hunting
• BG1
• Syracha’cuse

Margaritafest is from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 16. There are a limited number of passports available, so purchase yours in advance at the Sweet Dream Candy Shoppe (3 W. Genesee St.) or the BVC office, which is located in Lysander Town Hall and is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. Passport sales are made only in cash or by check.

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About BCV

Founded in 1964 as a branch of the Syracuse and Onondaga County Volunteer Center, the Baldwinsville Volunteer Center became an independent agency in 1998 after United Way took over the regional organization and closed the satellite sites.

In addition to connecting potential volunteers with causes that fit their skills and schedule, the BVC offers a variety of programs for residents of the Baldwinsville Central School District, such as the Baldwinsville Christmas Office and HELP (Household Essentials for Living Pantry).

Barb Presley, BVC Board Chair, urges the community to donate their time to organizations that support the elderly, people with disabilities, refugees and the economically disadvantaged.

“Locally, Silver Fox, Syracuse Home, the Baldwinsville Community Food Pantry and Meals on Wheels are all well-established organizations that are supported by volunteers year-round,” Presley said.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact the center at [email protected] or 315-638-0251.

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