Community service

Community service is recognized and rewarded by #ImpactYates

YATES COUNTY – Not only is April National Volunteer Month, but we’re also counting down to Earth Day, which this year is Friday, April 22. To recognize our local volunteers this month, Yates County businesses, citizens of all ages, environmental and civic groups as well as county municipalities are all encouraged and invited to participate in #ImpactYates.

“It’s Rahr”, a local podcast that promotes local interests and opportunities, has partnered with local businesses The 18th Amendment, Burnt Rose Wine Bar and Keuka Candy Emporium to offer a variety of great prizes for local volunteers to win as you go. and as you go. their usual business of quietly assisting Yates County. This community has a long heritage but also a vibrant network currently working towards positive change in all areas of life. #ImpactYates allows us all to recognize these many efforts this month.

Thanks to generous business owners and local leaders, the following prizes will be awarded from randomly selected #ImpactYates entries (and more may be added):

● $100 Yates County Chamber Gift Certificates

● Two $25 18th Amendment gift certificates

● Two $25 Burnt Rose Wine Bar gift certificates

● Keuka Candy Emporium gift certificates

● Box of chocolates from Keuka Candy Emporium

Winners will be drawn and announced on Sunday, May 1, live episode of “It’s Rahr,” accessible from Facebook, YouTube, or your favorite podcast platform.

Jesse, Mary Ann and Phil, the hosts of

Who should enter #ImpactYates?

Nominations must be from individuals actively volunteering in some capacity in Yates County. It could be related to a non-profit organization or someone who cleans up trash in their neighborhood. People can and should nominate themselves, but also those of their friends, family, neighbors or co-workers. Publish or share within the limit of one photo per day and per platform. Volunteer service must be in Yates County to qualify and photo must be of that day, subject to verification.

How to enter?

Just take a picture and post it on Facebook or Instagram, and tag: @ItsRahr and use the hashtag #ImpactYates. You can also email the photo to [email protected]

By emailing the photo, you agree to let “It’s Rahr” share the photo on social media and must include the name of the nominee and nominee. (*If winners cannot be reached by May 5, a new winner will be selected.)

“We are delighted to be able to organize this program to recognize and reward some of our wonderful local volunteers. We can’t thank the people of this community enough for making it great, but it feels good to be able to take a small step in this direction,” says Phil Rahr, host of “It’s Rahr” and also president of Friends of the Outlet Inc. “In addition to showing our appreciation for current volunteers, we hope #ImpactYates can add to the impact of our volunteers by inspiring others to join in the fun.”

To watch a video of Phil Rahr on #ImpactYates, go to:–Yg

For more information, email Phil Rahr at [email protected] or visit