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Youth Center thanks community for their BBQ festival support

July 27, 2018
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 13th annual I Love Barbecue & Music Festival and eighth annual I love Barbecue Junior World Championship success.

With $25,000 in 2018, funds raised by ILBBQF in the last 13 years bring number over $270,000 for the SYC, another proud milestone. These very 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, Barret Quinn, Bear Essentials, Bobby Graham and his Lake Placid Central School crew, Best Western Adirondack Inn, Blue Moon Cafe, Boyers Adirondack Septic Services, Burnham Benefit Advisors, Casella Waste Management, Cape Air, Chapin family, Central Garage, Champlain National Bank, Coca-Cola of NNE, Coakley Hardware & Home Store, Cobble Mountain Resort, Community Bank, Cornell University Uihlein Forest, Jim Cushman Studios, Bernard and Karen Dayan,, Andy Flynn, Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, Guideboat Realty, Hannaford store Lake Placid, Henry and Mildred Uihlein Foundation, High Peaks Ford, High Peaks Resort, Hotel North Woods, Jeff and Lauren Howe, Bob and Doreen Imbriani, ILBBQF managers and volunteers, Lake Placid News, Lake Placid Central High School, Lake Placid Summit Hotel and Suites, Lake Placid Family Dental, Lake Placid Visitors Bureau, Lions Club of Lake Placid, Lisa G's Restaurant, Lake Placid Police Department, Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department, Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service, Madeksza family, Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall, McDonald's of Lake Placid, Meister Accounting, Meister Marine Services, James McKenna, Merrill L. Thomas Real Estate, Mountain Lake Academy, Mountain Dental, Catherine Moore, Norton/Saint Gobain, NBT Bank of Lake Placid, Olympic Regional Development Authority, Olympic Training Center, Paul Smith's College, Placid Productions, Price Chopper Store Lake Placid, Red Fox Farm, Redneck Bistro, Rotary Club of Lake Placid, Saranac Beverages, Margaret Sears, Shipman Youth Center Board of Directors, Jason Hooker, Liam Ward, Laura Hooker, and SYC children volunteers, North Elba town Supervisor Roby Politi, Taylor family, town of North Elba, UPS Store of Lake Placid, Tractor Supply Co., USA Luge, U-Hall, village of Lake Placid, Kimball Daby and village of Lake Placid Electric Department, John Ward Studio, Wildwood on the Lake and WSLP93 FM radio.

Many thanks to citizens of Lake Placid, Tri-Lakes area and visitors for purchasing Shipman Youth Center raffle tickets that were sold prior and at the I love Barbecue & Music Festival. Congratulations to four people from Lake Placid and the Tri-Lakes area who had winning tickets and won total of $13,500. This raffle raised $10,800 for the Shipman Youth Center. Together with ILBBQF, $14,200 revenue and raffle of $10,800, the total amount is $25,000, another exciting moment.

We will see you next year on July 5-7, 2019 for the 14th Annual I Love Barbecue & Music Festival, It's going to be a tasty, fun and exciting event. For more information, visit Sincerely,

Dmitry Feld

President of the Board

Shipman Youth Center



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