Joy to the Children Benefit Celebrates Its Thirty-Second Year

For Immediate Release
November 30, 2018
Press Contact: Alison Simcox; 518.523.2512

Joy to the Children Benefit Celebrates Its Thirty-Second Year

Lake Placid, NY:  The Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa will host the 32nd annual Joy to the Children benefit to support the Lake Placid Center for the Arts on Thursday, December 6 from 6 PM to 9 PM.

Tickets are priced at $130 per person before the event or $175 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at www.LakePlacidArts.org through Wednesday evening (December 5th) or by calling the Lake Placid Center for the Arts at 518-523-2512 through Thursday morning (December 6th).

Lisa and Ed Weibrecht and the staff of The Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa will host the Joy to the Children Benefit for the 32nd consecutive year. As in past years, their gracious donation makes this long-standing holiday tradition one of the outstanding events of the season. The Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa, decorated for the holidays and overflowing with goodies, will delight guests as they revel in the evening’s festivities while raising money for children’s arts programming.   

The event consists of a silent auction, raffles, cocktails, a festive buffet, wreaths and kissing balls to purchase, nutcrackers painted by local artists, gingerbread houses and spectacular holiday decorations. Items auctioned include artwork jewelry, artisan furniture, clothing and toys.

This annual benefit will be co-chaired by Sarah Galvin, Darcy Norfolk, and Amy Spicer and raises funds to help support over 100 free children’s workshops and individual programs reaching over 34,000 individuals throughout our region. Funds from the benefit help to support several programs including: The Weibrecht School Day Matinee Series, which allows schools to bring their students to top quality performances in theatre, music and dance for a minimal cost; portions of the free Young and Fun Arts Series, offered throughout the summer season on Wednesday mornings featuring a wide variety of kids entertainment; and Free Afterschool Workshops offered in a variety of mediums at two different times throughout the year. It is only through the annual Joy to the Children benefit gala that the LPCA has been able to offer a unique arts-in-education outreach program for the region.

About the LPCA
Nestled in an Olympic village, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts is a year-round treasure to residents and visitors of the Adirondacks and is the premier art and cultural hub of the region. Orchestrating quality programming, performances, rotating art exhibitions, and education experiences to residences and visitors alike, the LPCA provides an ensemble of offerings in music, theatre and dance, and supports local, regional and national artists in its Fine Arts Gallery. At the heart of this hub is hands-on learning experiences for children exploring their creativity and adults finding new passions. As a leading organization, the LPCA collaborates with other Adirondack non-profit partners to build, support and cultivate the arts community. Inspiring excellence in the arts for generations, the LPCA continues to thrive today at its unique and captivating Lake Placid campus.

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...dedicated to presenting and fostering quality arts, which inspire, enrich, educate and entertain people of all ages.
Lake Placid Center for the Arts

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is a year-round performing and visual Arts Facility.  Located in the Adirondack Park of Northern New York, the LPCA consistently presents arts of the highest caliber in music, dance and theatre performances, film exhibitions and visual arts presentations. 

In addition, the Arts Center provides special arts-in education programs, workshops and residencies for aspiring and renowned artists.

The Arts Center is the home of the Lake Placid School of Ballet, LPCA Children's Theatre, Community Theatre Players, as well as the Summer home of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta.

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