Reprinted from the Dunkirk Observer (October 7, 2019)
MAYVILLE — Officials of Allegheny Health Network, Westfield Memorial Hospital and AHN Saint Vincent Hospital have announced that Allegheny Westfield Hospital will be the naming rights sponsor of the Chautauqua Lake Pops floating stage for a three-year period.
The stage, originally located in Bemus Point, was developed by Bemus Point businessman, Dan Dalpra who created the popular Bemus Point pops program 20 years ago. Dalpra relocated the stage on the lake’s north end and gateway to Chautauqua Lake at 16 Water Street in Mayville.
Dalpra reintroduced the Chautauqua Lake Pops Concert Series this summer. The series featured performances by the 44-member Chautauqua Lake Pops Symphony, formerly the Bemus Bay Pops, followed by headlining tribute bands and other musical performances.
Beginning in 2020, the stage will be known as the Allegheny Westfield Hospital Floating Stage.
Allegheny Westfield Hospital also announced it will present an official ribbon cutting, celebration and inaugural concert to kick off the 2020 season of the Allegheny Westfield Hospital Floating Stage at the season’s first concert.
“Residents of this region treasure every day of summer and value every opportunity to enjoy life outdoors during the season, which is why we are so pleased to put the Allegheny Westfield Hospital name on this stage and help bring the beauty of music and nature together for the people of this region,” said Allegheny Westfield Hospital President Karen Surkala. “This stage carries a great tradition that the Chautauqua Lake Pops Concert Series resurrected and we at Allegheny Westfield Hospital are really excited to help ensure that it continues.”