Dear Friends of the Alley Katz,

The flower barrels and hanging baskets that overflowed with color from June through September are gone, so it must be time for fall fest!

We hope that everyone enjoyed the beautiful flowers, which were planted and maintained by a small group of volunteers known as the Alley Katz. In November, we will be back at work adorning the gazebo with lights, garland and a tree to celebrate our winter season.

At this time we would like to thank the following businesses and individuals who donated to the Alley Katz from Jan. 1 through Oct. 5,2013. Without them we would not be able to continue with the work that we do.

Businesses: Village of Ellicottville, Rotary of Ellicottville, Holiday Valley, 700 Club, Touch of Ellicottville, Weed Ross Agency, Purple Doorknob, Dekdebrun’s Ski Shop, M & T Bank, Ellicottville Landscaping, Sprague Development and Dominic’s Plumbing.

Individuals: M. Holmes McGuigan/R.Bruce Webb, Hugh Dunne, Bonnie & John Cady, Judy DiPasquale, Eleanor Ebert, John Skirving, Marilyn & Dan Tompkins, Edna Northrup, Anne & John Northrup, Edmund Szpaicher, Sis Signore, Kathy & Tony Trost, Janet & Mark Mattar, Ernest Kallenbach and Marianne Powell.

We would also like to thank all cash donors, Dina’s for providing Tuesday morning coffee and a special thanks to the guys at the DPW for delivering, removing, storing and watering all the flowers in the village.

Donations are greatly appreciated and welcome year round. Checks payable to Alley Katz can be mailed to P.O. Box 1407, Ellicottville, NY 14731.

Thank you,

Debbie Yantomasi, Chairperson