The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will hold a chicken and ribs barbecue fundraiser from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the corner of Day and Church Streets as part of the Fredonia Farmers Market. A basket auction also will be a part of the event. All proceeds benefit the Opera House.
BW's Smoking Barrels BBQ, a Taste of Buffalo award-winner, will provide the food for the event. Each meal includes chicken, ribs, chef salad, potato salad and a roll with butter. Barbecue tickets are $9 and can be purchased in advance or at the event.
Nine donated baskets containing a variety of goods and services will be raffled off using a Chinese Auction format. Examples of items in the baskets include: an assortment of wines, gift certificates for homemade pies and other desserts, a handcrafted fall wreath covered with lottery scratch-off tickets, beauty products and spa certificates, Christmas ornaments and movie tickets to the Opera House, among other things. For a $10 donation, supporters receive 26 tickets they can put into the basket raffles.
Irish musician and all-around entertainer Seamus Kennedy will give a concert at the Fredonia Opera House on St. Patrick’s Day. His performance is just one of the many programs and events that will be supported by funds raised at a chicken and ribs barbecue and Basket Auction to be held at the Fredonia Farmers Market on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.
Vendors donating basket items include: Central Station, Facial Expressions, Heenan's East Main Liquors, Liberty Vineyards & Winery, Monika's Delites, Spa on the Avenue, Spice Harbor and Nails Unlimited.
Tickets are available at the Opera House Box Office, Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m., or at the Fredonia Farmer's Market on Saturday starting at 8 a.m.
Chautauqua County's only year-round performing arts center, the 1891 Fredonia Opera House is a member-supported not-for-profit organization located in Village Hall in downtown Fredonia. A complete schedule of Opera House events is available at www.fredopera.org.