Garden Club calander set to be exposed at ‘coming out’ party

The cover of the Lake Placid Garden Club calendar.

The cover of the Lake Placid Garden Club calendar.

— The Garden Club of Lake Placid extends an invitation to an exclusive, first edition preview party of its controversial calendar, Babes in Blooms. The second floor of Nicola’s Restaurant will be the site from 7-9 pm, Sunday night, Sept 1.

The party will be the Adirondack version of a, “Coming Out Party,” a Hollywood opening combined with the Miss (or Mrs.) America Pageant.

Proceeds from calendar sales will be used for the continued beautification of Lake Placid. As public gardens and plantings have expanded, the need for physical help and money has grown accordingly. Plant prices have also escalated.

The Garden Club’s sister organization, Lake Placid Community Beautification Association (LPCBA) founded by Conni Cross, has the ability to hire seasonal help for planting, maintaining, placing and removing our hanging baskets, barrels and many public gardens. This past season, however, the LPCBA had to cut back on some of its creations because of financial constraints.

Except for printing, the calendar is an all-volunteer enterprise with models, photographers, venue and prop providers donating their time, talent and/or space.

The cost of admission is the price of a calendar, $12.95. A promotional discount of “Two for $25,” will also be offered to alleviate Christmas, birthday or house present dilemmas.

Models with sashes denoting month posed for and photographers with arm bands will circulate to sign their months if requested. All guests are assured of finding a model from their own decade as models range in age from 18 through 80.

Jak Beardsworth, Marcy Doyle Miller, Karen Edgley and Jamie Rogers will be among celebrity bartenders to serve wine and beer at Happy Hour prices. Complimentary snacks will also be available.

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