Second Annual Taste & Tunes Event Joined by the Inaugural Canal Crawl Paddling Poverty coming up in August

Multiple events the weekend of Aug. 19-20 to benefit the hungry in Seneca Falls

Seneca Falls, N.Y. – Together, Generations Bank and Seneca County House of Concern announce a weekend of activities to benefit the hungry in Seneca County. Generations Bank will again be hosting its Taste & Tunes event and The Seneca County House of Concern will be hosting its inaugural Canal Crawl Paddling Poverty.

Seneca County House of ConcernTaste & Tunes is set to take place at Generations Bank’s headquarters, located at 20 E Bayard St., Seneca Falls, from 6 – 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19. The event benefits three organizations that help the hungry: Seneca Country House of Concern, Trevor’s Gift and the Seneca Falls Back Pack program.

Taste & Tunes will feature tastings from various wineries, breweries, and restaurants in Seneca County, along with live music from local musicians, such as, Tommy Ende & Frankie Wheeler of Major Crush, Brad Ellis & Anna Luisi, and Joe Dog Duo. At the conclusion of the event, attendees can enjoy fireworks at 9 p.m. over Van Cleef Lake. Tickets cost $20 pre-sale and $25 at the door and include a stemless wine glass and tastings throughout the event. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Café XIX on East Bayard St., Generations Bank at 19 Cayuga St. and CVD Boutique on Fall St. Current sponsors include: Dr. Littlejohn and Waterloo Container.

The Canal Crawl Paddling Poverty is an annual event to raise funds to support the House of Concern. The event, which is set to take place at 9 a.m. on Aug. 20, is a day of relaxing paddling down the Cayuga/Seneca Canal from the Waterloo Locks to the Seneca Falls Community Center. There are multiple stops along the way for snacks and a scavenger hunt. When paddlers disembark at the Seneca Falls Community Center there will be food, music, awards, and raffles. Registration costs $25 for individuals plus a $50 participation fee, or $150 for teams. Each registrant will receive a t-shirt. Forms can be downloaded from the website, and entry fees can also be paid online. Participants are encouraged to raise additional funds by taking pledges from friends and family.

“Generations Bank is committed to the people of the small towns in the Finger Lakes. Started in 1870, we take our commitment to the people of the towns surrounding this part of the Erie Canal very seriously. We don’t like to see anyone hungry, but we know that there are many of our neighbors who are. This is one way we can raise visibility and funding to help the hungry in our communities”, said Menzo Case, Generations Bank President & CEO.


About Generations Bank

Generations Bank has partnered with businesses and residents in the Northern Finger Lakes region since its founding in 1870, while maintaining a strong commitment to each and every community in which it operates. The bank is headquartered in Seneca Falls and serves customers from nine retail locations in Seneca Falls, Auburn, Waterloo, Geneva, Union Springs, Phelps and Farmington. Generations was named to CNY Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in 2015 and 2016. The bank is the organizing sponsor for the Women’s Right to Run 19K/5K running event which benefits the transformation of the Seneca Knitting Mill for the National Women’s Hall of Fame. For more information, visit

In addition to traditional business and consumer deposit services, Generations Bank focuses on residential mortgages, as well as manufactured home, automobile, home equity, commercial, non-residential real estate and construction loans. The organization also serves the broader needs of the Finger Lakes area through its insurance business, Generations Agency and financial planning and brokerage services offered by Generations Investment Services.

About Seneca County House of Concern

The House of Concern has been a source of assistance for people in difficult situations for over 47 years. The food pantry has been a source of nourishment for those in need while the store, staff and volunteers continue to nourish all that enter the store with kindness and a smile! Feeding minds with knowledge, stomachs with food and hearts with hope.