Come one, come all!  As many of you know, the Holiday Valley Ski Patrol is again sponsoring the 20th Annual Food Drive to benefit the Ellicottville Food Pantry during the upcoming Mardi Gras weekend.

Members of our patrol will be collecting non-perishable food items, paper products, toiletries, cleaning supplies, and cash donations at the Tops Market in Ellicottville on Friday, March 11 from 4:30 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, March 12 from 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

If you can’t make it during these times, no problem!  You can also bring your donated items and/or cash to the Mardi Gras parade that starts at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.  Don’t have Mardi Gras beads?  Again, no problem!  You will be given a string of beads for each donation made at Tops or during the parade to make sure you look festive. Just look for a patroller in a red jacket with a white cross.

The Ellicottville Food Pantry assists many families who rely upon these donations for basic daily needs.  With your help and generosity, together we can help those in our community.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact me at or (716) 249-1169.  On behalf of the entire Holiday Valley Ski Patrol, I want to thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity!  Twenty years…so far.