Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary, the largest covered waterfowl sanctuary in the world, was destroyed by the snowstorm on March 2. This is the second time there was extensive damage to the aviaries. The first time was in 2009 when the lower aviary was completely destroyed by the flood. This time, both aviaries were severely damaged.

To help with the huge repair costs of over $50,000 in damage, Gooseneck Hill is holding a fundraiser on Sunday, April 22 from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at St. Aloysius Hall, 190 Franklin St., Springville. There will be over 45 food items served by seven restaurants: Chanderson’s, Colden Market & Café, Colden Mill, Cupcaked Bakery, Fiesta Bamba, JD’S Brew Pub, and The Woods at Bear Creek.

Food prices range from $2-$5 and include NY Strip Steak, Pulled Pork, Lobster Pot Pie, Crab Cakes, Chicken Marsala, Cheesecake, Cupcakes, Soups and more. Two bands will be performing: Nip N’ Tuck and the Rustic Ramblers. There will be 50 Chinese auction baskets and a silent auction with lots of overnight stays.

Admission is free with $10 purchase of food or Chinese Auction Tickets.  Gooseneck Hill does not receive any government funding or grants and really needs your help so they can recover from this devastation. They have 700 endangered and protected ducks, geese and swans from all over the world. All the birds can fly this 5-acre sanctuary. Come and support their recovery. If you can help in the repairs, you can contact them at : 716-942-6835,   www.gooseneckhill  or come to the fundraiser and support them. They also need lots of plants which were all damaged when the nets came down.

The 2 photos are the 1st is lower aviary, 2nd is the top aviary which is completely destoyed.