The Ticonderoga Chamber of Commerce is inviting the public to its annual dinner and auction. The 11th annual event will be Friday, June 14, at the Silver Bay YMCA’s Gullen Lounge. Appetizers will be served at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. The silent auction, live auction and dancing will follow.
The Ticonderoga Chamber of Commerce is inviting the public to its annual dinner and auction.
The 11th annual event will be Friday, June 14, at the Silver Bay YMCA’s Gullen Lounge. Appetizers will be served at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. The silent auction, live auction and dancing will follow.
“We extend an invitation to join us for the 2013 TACC annual fundraiser dinner and auction to support the chamber,” said Matthew Courtright, chamber executive director. “The event will include a silent auction, live auction, music and a wonderful atmosphere with a fantastic menu created by Silver Bay and the committee.
“Last year was a great success and with your support this year it will be just as good if not even better,” he said. “Enjoy the evening overlooking majestic Lake George from the covered porch and Victorian lounge while you browse the many auction items, connect and mingle with other guests as well as the chamber staff, board members, ambassadors and volunteers.”
Reservations can be made by calling the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce office at 585-6619 or Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are $50 a person and include appetizers, buffet, beer, wine, dessert and gratuity.
Bob Dedrick, former Ticonderoga supervisor and teacher, will serve as auctioneer, assisted by chamber representatives.
“We are excited to have Bob join us for this event to benefit the chamber,” Courtright said. “He is a true advocate for the Ticonderoga area and the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce. Bob was recognized in 2012 as the Volunteer of the Year at the chamber’s annual volunteer appreciation dinner and was the Best Fourth in the North grand marshal during the parade. I can not think of a better community member to assist us at our dinner and auction.”
Appetizers will include garden fresh crudité with a pesto ranch, gourmet cheese and fruit display and red and gold tomato arrangement. Dinner will be fresh garden salad and crispy bruschetta, grilled shrimp skewers, garlic and rosemary chicken, parslied potatoes, rice pilaf and oven roasted root vegetables. Dessert will be warm pear, apple and cranberry crisp with fresh cream and cordial cup with white chocolate and raspberry mousse. Coffee and tea will be available.
“The goal for this year is to have the annual fundraiser dinner and auction be the TACC premier fundraising event supporting the ongoing efforts of the chamber,” Courtright said.
To that end, the chamber is seeking sponsors for the event. Diamond sponsors will be those who contribute $750, platinum sponsors will contribute $500, gold $250, silver $125 and bronze less than $125.
All donations must be received by June 7. Donations can be mailed or dropped off at the chamber office during normal business hours. Arrangements can also be made to have contributions picked up.
“All sponsors will receive recognition for their level of contribution, support, and dedication during the evening in a variety of ways as well as through press releases, a full page ad in the Times of Ti after the event and additional promotion in our chamber communications throughout the year as well as on radio announcements based on your sponsorship level,” Courtright said.
“With the continued dedication and support of Ticonderoga area businesses, organizations, our partners and the community as a whole, the chamber is able to serve, market, and promote the Ticonderoga area, including Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Hague, Moriah and Putnam,” he said.
The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce plans and hosts free community events, events that draw area visitors, assists area organizations with their events and projects, provides small business support and resources and business referrals, answers community and visitor questions and requests via phone, Email and mail, sends visitor area information upon request, keeps an online calendar of events, as well as an array of benefits for its members.
For more information on the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce go online at www.ticonderogany.com or “Like” on Facebook or follow TiconderogaADK on twitter.