Eldred World War II Museum

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The inaugural  Eldred World War II Museum Benefit Golf Tournament and Dinner will be held Saturday at the Bolivar (N.Y.) Country Club.

ELDRED — Officials at the Eldred World War II Museum hopes a new fundraiser will make history.

The first-ever Eldred World War II Museum Benefit Golf Tournament and Dinner will be held Saturday at the Bolivar (N.Y.) Country Club.

While no more golfers are needed, there are still ways to help the museum, which houses a vast collection of World War II memorabilia.

Chicken barbecue dinners are still available, at a pre-purchase basis only, for $13 each. The dinner includes chicken, three sides, roll and choice of dessert. Dinners will be available from 3 to 6 p.m.

Dinners will not be available for purchase at the tournament.

There will be a Chinese auction with donations from the Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers, the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Buffalo Bisons, the PGA Tour and the Philadelphia Flyers, among the other baskets. There is also a giveaway for a night out in Ellicottville, N.Y., with a limo and gift certificates from the Ellicottville Winery, EBC, Watson’s Chocolates, Ameri-Can, and other businesses in Ellicottville.

The event will serve as the museum’s primary fundraising event and will help it maintain operations at the facility, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

The museum serves as a tribute to those who worked in Eldred’s munitions plant during World War II.

Many writers from throughout the U.S. have extolled the virtues of the museum, likening it to a Smithsonian-quality museum tucked in a small northern Pennsylvania town.

To purchase tickets or to make a donation, call the museum at (814) 225-2220, or email diphal02@gmail.com or cachase@yahoo.com.

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