While many in the area are thinking about flood damage after Tropical Storm Irene struck towns along the AuSable River, an iconic inn in Long Lake is still trying to deal with damage from record-breaking flooding this spring.
Friends of the Adirondack Hotel are putting on a benefit there today to help raise money to pay for repairs to the damaged boilers, front porch, parking lot and other parts of the property.
The landmark hotel, bar and restaurant in Long Lake, sustained substantial damages when the lake rose up to the third step on its front porch and the road had to be closed in front of the hotel. Flood insurance won't cover the damages because water didn't reach the first floor of the building, according to Colleen Smith, a bartender at the hotel who is helping to organize the event.
All the employees working at the event are donating their time and tips, Smith said.
"Please come help us give back to an establishment that gives so much to the history of this town, who employes over 30 people and stays open through harsh winters," reads a Facebook page for the event.
A number of musicians are set to play the fundraiser, including Peter Vroheman, the Jay Walken Band, the Fat River Kings, the Dark Marbles, Rocky and the Moose Knuckles, John Weyl, Eric Peter, Tyler Peter and John DonVito.
The benefit will also feature a silent auction and food. It will run from 2 p.m. today to 2 a.m. Sunday. Tickets are $30 per person and $50 for a couple.
There are also "Hotel Flood Relief" T-shirts for sale, which can be purchased in the hotel's gift shop.
For more information, call the hotel at 518-624-4700.
Contact Jessica Collier at 891-2600 ext. 25 or firstname.lastname@example.org.