Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the Town of Ellicottville, New York

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Senate Resolution No. 3013


COMMEMORATING the 200th Anniversary of the Town of
Ellicottville, New York

WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to honor and
commemorate the distinguished histories of the communities which
comprise the noble body of this great Empire State; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to
commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Town of Ellicottville, New
York; and

WHEREAS, This auspicious occasion will be celebrated with a myriad
of events throughout the year, beginning with a Winter Carnival in
March, followed by a Birthday Party in April, and Old Home Week in July;

WHEREAS, The Winter Carnival which will be held from March 14-15,
2020, will feature the annual Mardi Gras Parade, featuring floats with a
historical theme; a reception at the Main Lodge, where residents can
view Heritage Town Photos and Ski Heritage Photos, a presentation of the
town's history by Mary Elizabeth Dunbar; a talk by local author and avid
skier Edna Northrup; and a costume parade which will take place on the
slopes of Holiday Valley; and

WHEREAS, During the Bicentennial Birthday Party on April 13, 2020,
Pioneer Certificates will be presented to residents at St. Paul's
Lutheran Church and the town's founder, Joseph Ellicott, principal land
agent of the Holland Land Company, will make a surprise appearance; and

WHEREAS, Finally, the Old Home Weekend from July 17-19, 2020, will
coincide with Ellicottville Central School's Annual Alumni Weekend, and
will highlight a street dance, a Stroll the Streets Event, and a parade;

WHEREAS, Located in north-central part of Cattaraugus County, the
Town of Ellicottville was formed in 1820; today, it is famous for its
ski resorts, Holiday Valley and HoliMont; and

WHEREAS, Remaining fruitful over the ebb and flow of decades of
growth and change, the Town of Ellicottville continues its commitment to
enhancing the quality of life of its citizens, ensuring a positive
business, institutional and educational climate, and providing all
essential services; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Town of Ellicottville, New
York, recognizing the significance of the role it continues to play in
the life of the community of the State of New York; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Matthew McAndrew, Supervisor, Town of Ellicottville.


  • 06 / Mar / 2020
  • 10 / Mar / 2020
  • 10 / Mar / 2020

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