'Joy to the Children' Holiday Benefit Celebrates Silver Anniversary
Annual fundraiser and Silent Auction Lights Up Lake Placid's Mirror Lake Inn
Lake Placid, N.Y. (November 23, 2011)- The Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa will host the 25th-Annual
Joy to the Children benefit to support the Lake Placid Center for the Arts
(LPCA) on Thursday, Dec. 8 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Started by LPCA Board trustee and Mirror Lake Inn co-owner, Lisa
Weibrecht, the first Joy to the Children event raised $15,000, beginning a
tradition of supporting children's programming in a historically
sports-oriented region. Lisa and Ed Weibrecht continue host and donate the
entire gala each year at the Mirror Lake Inn. The Inn has underwritten more
than $1 million in expenses over the last 25 years toward Joy, according to
LPCA Executive Director, Nadine Duhaime.
All patron tickets, auction proceeds and raffle sales fund the more
than 200 area children's programs. The
funds collected at Joy will go toward ballet and tumbling instruction,
after-school arts workshops, summer Camp LPCA programs, art exhibitions, LPCA
Children's Musical Theatre and performing-arts school field trips, among many
other activities for area children. Thousands
of students across several counties in the Adirondack region are able to
participate in these programs as a result of Joy the Children.
The event, which typically draws around 500
guests, consists of a silent auction, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, a gingerbread house auction and spectacular holiday
decorations. Homemade gift baskets will be auctioned, and a 50/50 raffle will
take place throughout the evening. Items auctioned include trips, artwork,
jewelry, artisan furniture, clothing and children's toys.
New in 2011,
commemorative Joy 25 ornaments will be available.
The Mirror Lake Inn provides an abundance of special
holiday touches and elegant
decorations, including 11 natural Christmas trees, each decorated in a
different theme. Outside of the Inn, 300,000 twinkling lights and approximately
70 lit trees illuminate the property,
making it the ideal setting for a magical evening.
Tickets are priced at
$100 per person until Dec. 5. After Dec. 5, the tickets can be purchased for
Tickets can be
purchased by calling the Lake Placid Center for the Arts at (518) 523-2512 or by
visiting www. LakePlacidArts.org/Joy.