It’s that time of year… the MHLC staff and board are preparing for the biggest celebration of our 25th anniversary, and we invite you to join us!
On September 14th, conservationists from across the Capital Region will gather at the brand-new Thacher State Park Visitor Center for our fall fundraiser: 25 Years of Conservation: A Celebration.
We’ll look out from the Helderberg Escarpment, enjoying spectacular views of the lands we have conserved together. The festivities begin at 5:30, and we’re preparing for a lovely evening with conversation, laughter, and a celebration of over 5,000 acres conserved in our region. We’ll enjoy dinner catered by Garden Bistro 24, beverages by Capital Wine and Indian Ladder Farms Cidery and Brewery, live classical guitar music from William David Simcoe, sound by Pro Sound Associates, decorations from Indian Ladder Farms, and breathtaking views.
New this year is the 25th Anniversary Raffle, which replaces our usual silent auction. Anyone can participate in this raffle, whether or not they are attending the event on Sept 14. There are 10 fabulous raffle baskets, and we are only selling 100 tickets, so the odds are in your favor!
For more information, and to buy your event tickets and/or raffle tickets, visit the Fall Fundraiser webpage.
**WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING ONLINE TICKET RESERVATIONS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN US, PLEASE PAY AT THE DOOR ON THURSDAY EVENING.**
MHLC 25th Anniversary Raffle Baskets:
Basket #1: Plane Tickets (Value varies by destination)
Two plane tickets to anywhere in the continental U.S.
Basket #2: Framed Watercolor, Schoharie Creek Preserve (Value priceless)
Framed original watercolor by Bob Lynk.
Basket #3: Outdoor Adventure with Ondatra Adventures (Value $500)
Four hours of private instruction in survival/primitive skills and/or a guided naturalist walk on your own property or public lands in the Albany County region.
Basket #4: Three Catered Parties (Value $680)
Barbecue & Brew for Six: Two full racks of Memphis-style ribs; Barbecued chicken quartered; Dinosaur Barbecue coleslaw; Rice, pasta or corn (one of these; your choice); Two six-packs homebrewed English Ale; Cranberry Apple Pie or Chocolate Cake (your choice); supplied on any weekend!
Plus: Catered Lunch for 10 by Bountiful Bread and an Ice Cream Party for 15 at Cold Stone Creamery
Basket #5: Arts Extravaganza (Value $715)
Tickets to theatrical and musical venues throughout the Capital Region.
Basket #6: Capital Region Restaurant Tour (Value $650)
Gift certificates to restaurants throughout the region.
Basket #7: Maine Vacation (Value $1500)
One week in a waterfront Rangeley, Maine vacation home.
Basket #8: ADK Camp Getaway (Value $400)
Enjoy a weekend in Cold Brook, NY on a private lake.
Basket #9: The Whiteface Lodge (Value $2000)
Three night stay at a 3 bedroom, 3 bath suite from 11/14/17 through 11/17/17.
Basket #10: Sunset Cruise for Two with Tivoli Sailing (Value $225)
Watch the summer sun slowly descend over the Catskill mountains, as you enjoy a relaxing private sail for you and someone special! Includes music, champagne, crab cakes and breathtaking views.
Visit our 25th Anniversary Fall Fundraiser page for more information on the Raffle Baskets listed above.
*Winner need not be present to win. Winners will be announced at the event. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the event on September 14.
Take a look at our incredible 25th Anniversary Raffle Donors, who have made this year’s raffle the best in MHLC history:
Albany Pump Station
David Barnet and Julia Richards
Bellini’s Italian Eatery
Black Mountain Wine & Liquor
Buca Di Beppo Italian Restaurant
Capital Repertory Theatre
Cold Stone Creamery
Edna St. Vincent Millay Society
Emack & Bolio’s
Empire State Youth Orchestras
Clifford and Debbie Erickson
Farm Share Studio
Garden Bistro 24
Honest Weight Food Co-op
Cathie Love and George Berg
Massage for Health
Mendelssohn Club of Albany
New World Bistro Bar
Bill and Grace Rainey
Saati Deli & Catering
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Seagle Music Colony
The Mac-Haydn Theatre, Inc.
The Waters Edge Lighthouse
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
The Whiteface Lodge
Whole Foods Market
Wolf Creek Farm