Inaugural Community Spirit Parade….Come dressed in your best BLUE and WHITE!

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Thursday, October 2, 2014 District students, parents and community members will join together to participate in the 1st Annual Community Spirit Parade!  Parade will start at 5:30pm.  This event is being organized by the Gowanda Boosters Club in partnership with the Village of Gowanda to kick off Gowanda’s Homecoming weekend celebration. High School students will be lined up by Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior and Senior classes.  These students will display their class color as they follow their elected candidate’s vehicle. The Homecoming Court will be announced as they approach the Hollywood Theater.

Special guests who will be riding in the parade include life long residents, Louis and Dorothy Selan.  Louis graduated from Gowanda in 1940, he played football and baseball for GCS, in 1966 he was key in helping to organize Gowanda’s youth football league.  Dorothy was Gowanda’s 1948 valedictorian.  We are honored to have them help us kick up what we hope will become an annual tradition as we come together and celebrate our school and community pride!

This parade also gives us an opportunity to celebrate and officially welcome the Pine Valley Panthers into our community!

Special thanks to the Gowanda Boosters, Gowanda PTA, students and business owners for partnering together and bringing a touch of panther pride to the windows in our downtown business district.

The High School Football Teams, along with cheerleaders will be followed by the GAYFL Float and Little League Football/Cheer Teams. Line up begins at 5:00 pm at the American Legion and the parade will end at St. John’s Park.

Get your Blue and White ready Gowanda – come out and support our youth and community!

Village Wide Block Party is “Right Around the Corner”

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The Village of Gowanda is organizing our Inaugural Village Wide Block Party.  On Friday, July 25th at 6:30pm there will be 16 block parties taking place simultaneously throughout the village.  If you do not know where your location is please call the village hall at 532-3353 and they will provide you with details.  Special thanks to all the volunteers and neighborhood organizers.  Thank you to our local businesses who have donated to our “Home Town Raffle Basket” and our sponsors:  Gowanda Police Department, Sahlen’s and Shop ‘n Save.

New Website Launch

To Gowanda Area Residents,

The Village of Gowanda is pleased to announce the launch of our new website!  We hope that this new design and format will be user friendly and informative.  I invite you to take a tour, in the upcoming weeks we will continue to add new information.  My expectation is this new website helps us to tell our story, it will convey the history of our past, be a tool to use in the present, and a method for future community and economic growth.

~Heather McKeever, Mayor