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BBQ festival thanks

July 31, 2014
Lake Placid News

To the editor:

On behalf of the Shipman Youth Center, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the following sponsors, friends and volunteers who defied hot temperatures and long hours to make the ninth annual I Love Barbecue & Music Festival and sixth annual I Love Barbecue Junior World Championship such successes.

A new record, in excess of $30,000, has been raised for the Shipman Youth Center. With $19,000 in 2013, funds raised by ILBBQF bring the total to over $180,000 for the SYC, another proud milestone.

These much-needed funds will be used to continue the dream of Thomas Shipman to have a safe, educational and fun place for children to attend.

Many, many thanks to the following supporters: Adirondack Events Company, Adirondac Rafting, Adirondack Bank, David and Helga Balestrini, Bear Essentials, Blue Moon Cafe, Al Bonaduce and Tony Sheffield, Best Western Adirondack Inn, Boyer's Adirondack Septic Services, Burnham Solutions, Casella Waste Management, Chapin Family, Coca-Cola of NNE, Coakley Ace Hardware Store, Community Bank, Compass Printing, Courtyard Marriott, Cornell University Uihlein Forest, CYC, Jim Cushman Studios, Bernard and Karen Dayan, Desperados Restaurant,, Tim Foreman, Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, Guideboat Realty, Hannaford Store Lake Placid, Henry and Mildred Uihlein Foundation, High Peaks Ford, High Peaks Resort, High Peaks Dental, Bob and Doreen Imbriani, ILBBQF Managers and Volunteers, JDE Computer Staffing, Kiwanis Club of Lake Placid, Lake Placid News, Lake Placid Central School, Lake Placid Summit Hotel-Resort and Suites, Lake Placid Family Dental, Lake Placid Visitors Bureau, Lions Club of Lake Placid, Lisa G's Restaurant, Lowe's Store Plattsburgh, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid Police Department, Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department, Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service, Madeksza Family, Mayor Craig Randall of Lake Placid, McDonald's of Lake Placid, Meister Accounting, Meister Marine Services, Milano North Restaurant, James McKenna, Merrill L. Thomas Real Estate, Mountain Lake Academy, Mountain View Builders, Catherine Moore, Linda and Jerry Mullane, New England Barbecue Society, Norton/Saint Gobain, NBT Bank of Lake Placid, Dr. Richard Nelson, Olive Oil Factory, ORDA, Olympic Training Center, Paul Smiths College, Placid Productions, Price Chopper Store Lake Placid, Red Fox Farm, Rotary Club of Lake Placid, Sarandev Family, Saranac Beverages, Bill Shurter and his crew, Shipman Youth Center Board of Directors, Jon Fremante, Jayson Hooker, and SYC children volunteers, Supervisor Roby Politi of the Town of North Elba, Taylor Family, Tony Corvin, Town of North Elba, UPS Store of Lake Placid, USA Luge, U-Hall, John Ward Studio, Wildwood on the Lake, Whiteface Lodge, WSLP 93.3-FM, Village of Lake Placid.

We will see you next year July 3-5, 2015, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of I Love Barbecue & Music Festival. It's going to be a very special event.

For more information on dates, visit


Dmitry Feld

President of the Board, Shipman Youth Center

Lake Placid



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