Joy comes to children in the Adirondacks: MLI hosts annual fundraiser for local arts center
For the 26th consecutive year, Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa hosts Joy to the Children.
The social event of the year in Lake Placid begins at 6:00 tonight, with proceeds benefitting children's programs at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.
Against a holiday background, the Inn transitions from hotel and restaurant into a beautiful venue for this fundraising gala, hosted by owners Ed and Lisa Weibrecht. Co-chairs of the event are Erin Perkins and Sharon Wood.
What follows is the metamorphosis of our inn, beginning at 10 AM today. Please return periodically for photo updates to this blog.
Breakfast in The View Restaurant ended at 10:00. Now it's time to start the load-in.....from the Wikoff Room.
Dining Room Manager Katie Welch directs "the band" in the living room/lobby area early this afternoon
The library will be busy with guests beginning at 6 PM
Many, many items will be offered at the silent auction (next 5 images)
A highlight of Joy to the Children is the ability to sample the work of our Four Diamond kitchen staff
Don't forget the dessert tables
Kids and chocolate chip cookies....say no more!
Setting a bar makes people VERY happy!
Let's see....you can bid on a winter jacket, Smart Wool, golf clubs...hmmmm
The kitchen is rallying
Gotta have more dessert
Here are 3 shots of our staff just before the curtain goes up
Now we go down Gingerbread Blvd
The bidding has begun...
Enough....get me to the food...starting with humus and veggie plates
Right next to that you'll find bruschetta and gorgonzola tartes
James Tolkan, star of Top Gun and Back to the Future, is enjoying our lobster risotto. Jimmy is no slacker!
It was a great night!