LAKEGEORGE - Lake George is destined to get a little perkier in several weeks, and it's not because spring is on its way.
The local high school's most famous alumnus - now an internationally renowned television celebrity - is returning to conduct a benefit show at the high school, and tickets will go on sale this weekend.
Celebrity chef, author and talk show host Rachael Ray - known for her durable sunny attitude - is presenting her ninth annual local benefit show Friday, April 15 at the Lake George High School, and tickets will go on sale in the high school lobby from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26.
In past years, folks have camped out for hours - sometimes in cold and rainy weather - to get the tickets, so those seeking to attend should arrive early to obtain tickets ,school representatives said.
Tickets are $25 per person and there's a six-ticket maximum, cash or check only.
As always, Rachael Ray will share recollections of the old days and chatter with the audience while she cooks up recipes. The show is concluded with book-signing opportunities and a gourmet dinner that she hires chefs to prepare for the crowd.
Proceeds from the show and book sales benefit the Lake George Alumni scholarships and purchase of school equipment.