Buffalo, N.Y. – Today the Valley Community Association announced its “Feeding the World: Celebrating Buffalo's Grain Scoopers” commemorative event, which will pay tribute to an important aspect of the City of Buffalo’s industrial and cultural heritage.
“The history of Buffalo’s First Ward and Valley neighborhoods is directly tied to the thousands of mostly-Irish scoopers who toiled as laborers at the mills and docks along the Buffalo River,” said VCA Executive Director Peg Overdorf. “This fun event will be a way to recall the rich chronicles of our region, while at the same time enjoying a visit to the great new waterfront destination that is Mutual Riverfront Park.”
The celebration is scheduled for Saturday, May 25th, 2013 from 2:00 pm – 6:00 p.m. Mutual Riverfront Park is located at 41 Hamburg Street, Buffalo, NY 14210.
Event details include the following: