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The Ueblacker family birthday celebration provides for the community via Fassett Greenspace gift

By Andrew Harris

Heather and John Ueblacker’s family has had a birthday tradition for years. Because their three boys are all born in the same “few weeks,” they throw one big birthday party. The last party was at the Funland Skating Center, and they literally invited the whole Immaculate Conception School. All three boys, oldest Zakk, Daryl, and Gregory use the opportunity to do something to “pay it forward,” as mom Heather explains. In the past the birthday boys have supported the SPCA Serving Allegany County.

The Ueblacker boys, (L-R) Daryl, Zakk, and Gregory

This year, the first party in a few years due to covid, was a big deal and Daryll Ueblacker got the final say in which local charity was to benefit. He made a great choice and that will have a big impact on everyone who uses the Fassett Greenspace garden. The gift by the Ueblacker’s will pay for the majority of what will be planted at the community garden this year. Above, the brothers are seen at Bob’s Market in Wellsville paying off the tab for this years planting at the “Greenspace.”

“This amazing gift from this family will pay for most of our vegetable and herb plantings for the year and also help purchase our summer flowers,” said Fassett Greenspace President Cassandra Bull.

The Ueblacker family

Because the “Greenspace” allows the public to harvest for personal consumption for free, this gift will go a long way. Ueblacker’s gift will be enjoyed with every pepper, tomato, eggplant, cucumber, or pinch of basil harvested this season.

The community gardens are situated on Main and Fassett Street Wellsville and offer a great vista while driving through the village. When you see the dozens of flowers on display, please remember the efforts of the Ueblacker family. Heather, John, Zakk, Daryl, and Gregory asked family and friends to help the pay it forward and thousands of people will now benefit!!

Volunteers for the Fassett Greenspace will be busy planting and preparing the gardens for the growing season. To learn more, make a donation, or volunteer connect on Facebook or visit:

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