Women’s Civic Chamber continues fundraisers
SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Women’s Civic Chamber’s 2019 fundraising efforts are off to a smooth start.
On March 30, the group held its second annual Pick-A-Prize Social at the BPO Elks club. The event was open to the public, and featured new and used donated items. DJ, Dermott Morgan, kept the atmosphere lively, and Elks members served drinks while participants munched on light snacks and browsed the merchandise. Prizes were won by raffle drawings and almost everyone who attended walked away with a treasure.
The Pick-A-Prize event brought in $285 to go into the WCC Scholarship Fund, which annually supports both a $750 scholarship to a high school senior, and $100 in awards for a middle school essay contest.
Within the first three months of the year, the Women’s Civic Chamber has gifted over $2,000 in support to the Saranac Lake Youth Center, SLHS After Prom Committee, Saranac Lake New Visions Program, High Peaks Hospice, and the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department.
Since 2009, the WCC has gifted close to $50,000 back to the community of Saranac Lake, by supporting a wide variety of local programs and organizations each year.
The WCC continues their fundraising by selling tickets to win a Spring Raffle Basket. This basket is amazing, worth well over $200, and packed with $100 in local gift cards, a handmade hanging quilt, local maple syrup, springtime goodies, all kinds of garden needs and of course, the Women’s Chamber’s community cook book, “A Taste of Saranac Lake.”
Tickets will be sold locally by members of the WCC at $1 each, or 6 tickets for $5, and the winner will be drawn just in time for Mother’s Day, Wednesday, May 8. Proceeds from the raffle basket will go to Adirondack Health.