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Lake Placid’s Community Day set for June 4, Distinguished Volunteer of the Year awards announced

Lake Placid Community Day merch.

Lake Placid, NY – The fifth annual Lake Placid Community Day celebration will take place on Sunday, June 4, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the North Elba Horse Show Grounds. The event features live entertainment, exhibits, activities and refreshments. Residents, seasonal homeowners, those who work in the town and those who volunteer their time and effort for various events are encouraged to attend.

The annual celebration features live music by locally based band Quantum Cosmic, featuring members of Annie and the Water. Representatives from more than 30 not-for-profit organizations will be on-hand to share information about their work within the community. Food and beverages will be provided throughout the day by representatives from the Lake Placid Olympic and Paralympic Training Center, along with a number of community-based establishments.

One important tradition of Lake Placid Community Day is the announcement of the “distinguished volunteer of the year” awards, recognizing efforts of those who have made significant and important contributions to the community. This year, three award recipients will be recognized in two categories: distinguished volunteer of the year, youth: Grace Ericson and distinguished volunteers of the year, adult: Beverley Reid and Martha Swan.

Lake Placid Community Day celebrates all who contribute to various community-based initiatives, within the Village of Lake Placid and the Town of North Elba, that enhance the quality of life for community members and visitors. It is a day to celebrate all who contribute to the community’s success.

One important aspect of Lake Placid Community Day is showcasing volunteer efforts of community members and specifically, those who choose to give their time to activities and events in the area.

According to Organizing Committee Member Val Rogers, the event celebrates the community, and especially those who work within the community throughout the year.

“This event really provides an opportunity to celebrate the place and the people,” she said. “We are able to come together and acknowledge the important role that our volunteers play in the community – we are able to publicly thank those who often work ‘behind the scenes’ and selflessly give their time to help make this the special place that it is.”

Lake Placid Community Day is a joint initiative of the Lake Placid / North Elba Community Development Commission and the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST). Visit the Lake Placid Community Day Celebration Facebook page or for additional information.

About the Organizers:

The Lake Placid / North Elba Development Commission facilitates the implementation of the Lake Placid / North Elba Comprehensive Plan, which was developed in 2014.

The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism is the destination marketing and management organization for Hamilton and Essex counties, along with the communities of Lake Placid, Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake, all located within the Adirondacks in New York state.

Photo at top: Lake Placid Community Day merchandise. Lake Placid Community Day Facebook page photo.

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