By Jennie Acklin

This Saturday, Dec. 20, Mud Sweat ‘N Gears is hosting a food drive combined with their third annual Open House. To celebrate the season, MSG is inviting everyone to stop in and check out the best in skiing and snowboarding gear as well as on- and off-piste fashion.

Shoppers who bring in a non-perishable food item will be rewarded with a 20 percent discount off their first item and 10 percent off each additional item. Everything in the store (except merchandise already on sale) is eligible — skis, boots, bindings, jackets, hats — everything! That’s a great sale this close to Christmas!

“Join us in some holiday cheer, sweet treats, wine and cheese from 6–8 p.m. this Saturday,” said owner Kim Reading.

“Everything stays local,” said Reading. “All food items will be donated to the Ellicottville Food Pantry. On a local level, we want to make sure a family in need gets the food they need for their family. People can also make a monetary donation to the (Ellicottville) Food Pantry at our food drive event.”

Mud Sweat ‘N Gears is located at the corner of Monroe and Washington Streets in Ellicottville. Call (716) 699-8300 for more information.