To the editor:
The Pines Inn Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series, presented by Adirondack "By Owner," concluded its seventh annual season with its final performance on Aug. 14 by Grammy nominee Ruthie Foster.
The seven weekly performances, which ran from July 3 through Aug 14, featured local, regional and national acts in the scenic and historic setting of Mid's Park on Main Street, Lake Placid. The music series' mission is to provide free concerts that introduce residents and visitors to a diverse range of musical genres and to provide exposure and experience to emerging artists in a scenic and relaxing setting. This year's series was highly successful, boasting both record attendance and stellar performances by local, regional and national artists.
In its seventh year, The Pines Inn Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series, presented by Adirondack "By Owner," is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that is comprised of a volunteer committee with all expenses covered by sponsorship and donations. It is truly a community inspired initiative. The Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series committee would like to extend our very sincere appreciation to our sponsors and donors, without whom this series would not be possible. Special thanks go to our Whole Note - Title sponsor, The Pines Inn, and our Half Note - Presenting sponsor, Adirondack "By Owner." Our complete list of sponsors and donors include:
Whole Note - Title Sponsor: The Pines Inn
Half Note - Presenting Sponsor: Adirondack "By Owner"
Quarter Note - VIP Tent Sponsor and Artist Tent Sponsor: Charlie Cowan of Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, and Price Chopper
Eighth Note - Supporting Sponsor: Brian P. Barrett, Attorney at Law; Centerplate; Curtis Lumber; Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort; Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa; Olympic Regional Development Authority; Placid Boatworks; the breakfast club, etc.; The Cowboy; the Ledger family; Village of Lake Placid; Whiteface Club & Resort; WiseGuys Sports Bar & Nightclub; WSLP-FM 93.3,
Treble Donation: Alegria Garden Cafe, CanAm Hockey Group, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Smoke Signals, State Farm and Mike Foote, Sysco Albany
Bass Donation: Casella Waste Systems Inc., Coldwell Banker Whitbeck Associates, Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club, Heidi & Peter Roland, Immaculate Baking Co.
Tenor Donation: Adirondack Trading Company, Charles E. Walsh, Farmhouse Restaurant and Crowing Cock Saloon, Gordon Pratt Agency Inc., Hannaford, Haselton Lumber, Hurley Brothers, Lake Placid Christmas Co., Lake Placid Lacrosse, Mountain Prosthetic & Orthotic Service
Alto Donation: Amy Smith, Attorney at Law; Chair 6 Restaurant; Engel & Voelkers Lake Placid Real Estate; Eye Peek Inc.; The Bookstore Plus.
The Songs at Mirror Lake music series is also made possible through a generous gift from the Uihlein Foundation.
We would also like to extend a special thank you to St. Eustace Episcopal Church for providing a beautiful rain site for the series.
And finally, a special thanks to all the volunteers that help to make these concerts happen: Gail Billerman, Kayte Billerman, Eric Damour, Mark and Keela Grimmette, John Million, Scott Premo and Jamie Rogers. Your assistance and support is truly appreciated!
MANY THANKS TO ALL.
Bill Billerman, chairman
Songs at Mirror Lake