Volunteer meeting for Joy to the Children

LAKE PLACID – The Lake Placid Center for the Arts invites all interested community members to a volunteer and envelope stuffing party for the 27th annual Joy to the Children benefit at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 in the LPCA Fine Arts Gallery.

Joy XXVII will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 at the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa.

This annual benefit will be co-chaired by Erin Perkins and Sharon Wood. Volunteers are needed for several committees, and community members wishing to help out are encouraged to attend this organizational meeting. There are several ways individuals can join in and be a part of the Joy preparations. Volunteers are needed to donate auction items, help solicit and gather auction items, bake goodies for baskets, sell raffle tickets, help with administrative projects, make gingerbread houses and more.

Refreshments will be served.

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 27th consecutive year.

The Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa, decorated for the holidays, will delight guests as they revel in the evening’s festivities while raising money for children’s arts programming.

This annual benefit raises funds to help support more than 100 free children’s workshops and individual programs reaching more than 34,000 individuals throughout our region.

Funds from the benefit help to support several programs including: the Weibrecht For Schools Only Series, which allows schools to bring their students to top quality performances in theatre, music and dance for a minimal cost; the free Young and Fun Arts Series, offered throughout the summer season on Wednesday mornings featuring a wide variety of kids entertainment; Free Afterschool Workshops offered in a variety of mediums at two different times throughout the year; and the popular LPCA Children’s Musical Theatre program offered every fall for our aspiring young actors.

Also included in this list is a host of school and community arts programs designed to expose, enrich and excite young people with the arts. Students and schools from a multi-county region are able to participate in these.

Anyone who cannot make the general meeting but would like to be involved, is asked to call the LPCA at 518-523-2512, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.