Buffalo Chapter Dinner- Great Race Kickoff

Friday, June 22, 2018
6:00 PM (ET)
Chef’s Italian Restaurant adjacent from the Pierce Arrow Museum
Event Type
Alumni Event

Come join in the Alfred State festivities surrounding the historic Great Race June 21 – 23 and hear President Sullivan provide the exciting updates at Alfred State!

Friday, June 22, at 6 p.m.
Chef’s Restaurant
291 Seneca Street
Buffalo, NY

$25 per person

Please RSVP by Friday, June 15, by calling 607-587-3931 or via email to alumni@alfredstate.edu.

Cost includes an open bar and hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour, dinner, and dessert. Also, you will have an opportunity to speak with Alfred State students who will be participating in the Great Race as well as Jeff Mahl ’67, whose great grandfather, George Schuster, won the first NY to Paris Great Race in 1908.

See below the additional opportunities for participating in the Great Race events. Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations for more details.

Thursday, June 21
The Great Race, and the 2018 New York to Paris group, will travel to Niagara Falls for a photo op at the Falls State Park. Upon return, the 2018 NY to Paris group will travel past 1200 Niagara Street for a visit to the historic Thomas Factory site that built the winning Flyer. Rich Products welcomes the group with a special tour including the Thomas administrative building that looks the same as it did in 1908.

Friday, June 22
Mid-morning, the 2018 NY to Paris group and the Niagara Region of the Model A Restorers Club will head their vintage vehicles to Springville, NY  where they will tour the new Heritage Building and Mercantile Museums. Plans include a stop for lunch at the Apple Dumplin Restaurant. Following lunch, the group will visit George Schuster’s home, make a stop at Maple Wood Cemetery for a brief ceremony, and then return to Buffalo via Route 219.

Dinner at Chef’s Restaurant at 6 p.m.

Saturday, June 23
At the Buffalo Pierce Arrow Museum -- The 2018 NY to Paris Teams, 110th Anniversary Celebration, will gather that morning to start their tour west at approximately 10 a.m. as they head towards San Francisco. Over one hundred Great Race Teams will then headed east to Halifax, Nova Scotia, beginning their race at approximately 11 a.m. Come cheer on and show your support for our Alfred State teams as they head for Canada!

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