(JAMESTOWN, NY) — Members of the Southwestern Schools Education Foundation (SSEF) met with Michelle Turner, Vice President of Marketing – CCIDA, at Wegman’s this weekend to discuss the upcoming 2016 Chautauqua Gran Fondo.

The SSEF is proud to be chosen as one of the benefactors of this year’s event and encourages residents of the Chautauqua Region to participate in this fantastic, family-friendly event. The Chautauqua Gran Fondo is an event designed for participants of all ages and skill levels to celebrate Chautauqua Lake and the surrounding historic destinations. The event also features an after-party at Webb’s Captain’s Tablewith live music headlined by The Stickers and a delicious picnic lunch.

With four years’ experience in organizing their own successful Bike Tour around Chautauqua Lake, the SSEF is a vital benefactor for the growth and success of the 2016 Chautauqua Gran Fondo event.

From left: Michelle Turner, Vice President of Marketing CCIDA; Jay Yaggie, Treasurer SSEF; and Lori Radack, President SSEF. 

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Jason Bussman