To the editor:
Winter Carnival could really use your help. You may have read that the village reduced our funding for the coming year in order to meet its budget. Coupled with one-time additional expenses from last Carnival, we have a shortfall. In order to fill the gap, we are holding a fundraiser in the summer for the first time.
Please join us at the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Summer Gala on Friday, July 11, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Harrietstown Town Hall for a chance to get dressed up and have some fun.
There will be a delicious three-course dinner, a beer/wine open bar and dancing to music from the '60s, in honor of the 2015 Winter Carnival theme, "The Groovy '60s." There will also be a live auction, a silent auction and a new idea, a "Bid & Bump" Board where you can bid on a seat at a themed dinner party. The auctions will feature special items donated by local businesses and supporters. Examples include tickets from Cape Air, a stay or spa visit at Mirror Lake Inn and being a judge at the 2015 Winter Carnival Parade, to name only a few.
Tickets are $75 per person and need to be purchased by June 24. You must be over 21 to attend. To get your tickets or additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-586-1063.
I look forward to seeing you there.
Eric Foster, chairman
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival