“A Royal Affair” is coming. That’s the theme of the 10th annual Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce fund raising dinner and auction that will be held Friday, June 15, at the Silver Bay YMCA’s Gullen Lounge.
“A Royal Affair” is coming.
That’s the theme of the 10th annual Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce fund raising dinner and auction that will be held Friday, June 15, at the Silver Bay YMCA’s Gullen Lounge.
“Last year was a great success,” said Matthew Courtright, chamber executive director. “Our members, area businesses and community members have been a wonderful support every year of the chamber’s annual fundraiser and it is greatly appreciated. We encourage sponsorship for the 2012 annual fundraiser.”
“A Royal Affair” will begin with appetizers at 6 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner at 7 p.m., a silent auction, a limited live auction, music and dancing. Tickets are $42 a person.
The tickets include appetizers, dinner, desserts, beer, wine, soft drinks and gratuity. The menu includes fresh garden salad, ciabatta bread with a red pepper flake infused olive oil for dipping, baby carrots, twice baked potatoes, chicken, pasta filled with mushrooms and topped with a Mediterranean pesto, roasted beef shank and an assortment of desserts. Coffee and tea will be available.
Early reservations are suggested since space is limited. Reservations can be made by contacting the chamber at 585-6619 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assisting in this years event as the auctioneers for the evening will be Bruce Zeman and his dog Hobbes from “The Wake Up Crew with Bruce & Hobbes,” which is a morning talk show on 92.1 WVTK radio.
“We are thrilled to have Bruce and Hobbes join us for this event,” Courtright said. “We are excited for them to be this year’s auctioneers. This will certainly be the first time to have morning radio show hosts and a dog as our auctioneers.
“The goal for this year is to have our annual fundraiser dinner and auction be the TACC premier fundraising event supporting the ongoing efforts of the chamber,” Courtright said. “Continued dedication and support enables us to serve, market and promote the Ticonderoga area including Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Hague, Moriah, and Putnam as well as surrounding areas.
“In addition we are able to plan and host free community events, events that draw area visitors, assist area organizations with their events and projects, provide small business support and resources, business referrals, answer many community and visitor questions and requests, send visitor area information packets upon request, keep an online calendar of events, as well as an array of benefits for our members and more.”
The chamber is seeking sponsors for the annual event. There are several levels of support — Diamond at $750, Platinum at $500, Gold at $250, Silver at $125 and Bronze for contributions less than $125. All donations must be received by June 1.
Sponsor donations can be mailed or dropped off to the chamber office during normal business hours. Arrangements can also be made to have contributions picked up.
All sponsors will receive recognition for their 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.
Courtright promised “A Royal Affair” will be an enjoyable experience.
“Enjoy the evening overlooking majestic Lake George from the covered porch and Victorian lounge while you browse the many silent and live auction items,” he said. “Party Productions USA will provide ambiance during the dinner hour which will be followed by dancing.
“The chamber proudly serves the businesses of the area, but is also just as proud to continue to work to better the community and area as a whole,” Courtright said.