Habitat puts a New Twist on an Old Favorite

LAKE PLACID Adirondack Habitat for Humanity is breaking the mold on its ten-year-old Home for the Holidays Gala slated for Friday, Nov. 16 at Heaven Hill Farm in Lake Placid. This year is going to be very festive, says gala organizer Diane Meads. Were introducing A Taste of the Adirondacks - a hearty selection of finger foods by local caterers and restaurants instead of the traditional sit-down dinner. The venue has changed, too. Guests at our first-ever Summer Lawn Party in August enjoyed Heaven Hill Farm so much weve selected it for the Gala, Meads says. With more than130 auction items, live jazz and wonderful food, guests can expect a great holiday kick-off. Development chair Susan Waters says the move to a Lake Placid venue fits with Adirondack Habitats goals. We really want to engage with the Lake Placid community more, she says, because we know working folks need housing there. There are no Habitat houses in Lake Placid yet, even though our service area covers the three tri-lakes school districts. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the Silent Auction with tickets priced at $35 per person which includes a complimentary drink. Reservations are requested by Nov. 13 by contacting Stacy at 518.637.6070 or jacogan17@adelphia.net. MC/VISA/Checks/Cash accepted. Adirondack Habitat for Humanity dedicated its seventh house in Tupper Lake in May and hopes to complete a Saranac Lakehouse by years end. Homes are built using donated materials and volunteer labor. Most of the financial support comes from individual community donors. Saturday workdays are now scheduled in Saranac Lake. Call Stacy at 637-6070 to volunteer, prepare lunches or donate.

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