2022 LGA Summer Gala Auction

LGA Summer Gala Auction Items: Bid to Protect Lake George!

Here’s a great opportunity to protect Lake George – and reward yourself at the same time.

The 2022 LGA Summer Gala will feature a live auction headlined by a rare 1929 Chris-Craft Cadet wooden boat and including a veritable treasure chest of other great items (see details below).

Tickets for the Saturday, July 23, event at The Festival Commons at Charles R. Wood Park in Lake George Village are sold out. Anyone who is unable to attend but would like to bid on any item by phone that evening or with an advance bid can make arrangements by contacting LGA Director of Development Tyra MacGuffie at [email protected], or (518) 668-3558, extension 302.

Laker wooden boat

"The Laker" could be yours!

Summer Gala Auction Items


Item #1: Paddleboard and Water Carpet Fun Package

Your days on the Lake will be more fun than ever, by George, when you roll out your new water carpet or hop aboard your new stand-up paddleboard. This 18’ x 6’ foam water carpet holds up to six people and is ideal for running, jumping or simply lounging in the sun. The O’Brien Camano stand-up paddleboard is rugged, durable, highly stable and easy to paddle, and comes complete with an adventure paddle specially designed for beginners and those who tend to be a little rough on gear. The memories are waiting, this summer and for years to come.

Donated by Boats By George! Patty's Water Sports

Menzie's Dinner

Item #2: Intimate Lake George Cocktail Cruise and Dinner

6 guests will spend an evening with Captain Blair Keller and Chef Pete Menzies (and their first mate/sous chef) on an entertaining cocktail cruise aboard the St. Louis and a best of the Adirondacks dinner at Chez Menzies overlooking Northwest Bay and Tongue Mountain.

Hop aboard the majestic St. Louis at the Menzies home in Northwest Bay for a cruise that highlights the history of this extraordinary vessel while enjoying a few of Captain Keller’s signature cocktails.

Upon return to the Menzies' home, you’ll be greeted at the dock with hors d’oeuvres and led up to the screened-in dining room where Chef Pete will serve you a multi-course dinner featuring the "Best of the Adirondacks." This locally sourced, casual but elegant meal is sure to delight.

Donated by Blair Keller and Pete & Gretchen Menzies

NYC Skyline

Item #3: A Big Apple Experience

Livin' it up in the Big Apple! You and three friends will enjoy 4 tickets to an exclusive backstage tour at the famous Rockefeller Plaza 1A Studio – Home of the TODAY broadcast. Participants will have the incredible opportunity to see Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Al Roker and the rest of the crew up close and personal as they produce the latest episode of one of America’s greatest and longest lasting shows of all time. This item is a very unique VIP experience that goes far beyond what is included on the normal 30 Rock studio tour and it is not accessible to most people. You will then dine in style at Scarpetta on Madison Avenue. Stay 2 nights at the Hyatt Place Chelsea (2 separate rooms, maximum of $1,200).

Donated by Keith & Amy Ferguson and Lucinda & Av Bhavsar

Canoe Island

Item #4: Canoe Island Chicken BBQ for 25

Relish in the splendor of Lake George on a private Island with 24 of your closest friends. Head out by boat from Canoe Island Lodge to the private Canoe Island for a late afternoon/evening picnic dinner. Relax with a trail walk around the island, play a game of volleyball on the sand court at the beach, or simply take in the incredible scenery. Enjoy a classic Canoe Island Chicken BBQ dinner complete with beer on tap, red and white checkered tablecloths, and finished off with s'mores. Dates Available (Choose either lunch or dinner): September 6, 7, 8, 12 or 13.

Donated by Thomas & Carla Burhoe

The Laker wooden boat

Item #5: 1929 Chris-Craft Cadet Wooden Boat

This classic and rare 22-foot, triple-cockpit boat, christened “The Laker,” features a six-foot beam and is equipped with the original 1929 Chrysler Imperial 100-horsepower, straight-6 engine and all original parts. “The Laker” is in perfect running condition and is a two-time winner of the “Most Original Lake George Boat” award at the Lake George Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous. See more details and photos.

Donated by Jeff & Judy Killeen

Lac du Saint Sacrement Steamboat

Item #6: Steamboat Company Private Dinner Party for 20 on the Lac du St. Sacrement 

Join your guests on the Lac du St. Sacrement, where you will have exclusive entry to the 2nd floor foredeck for a private dinner party for 20. The evening will start with an open bar cocktail hour followed by a plated dinner with salad, choice of three entrees, dessert, and wines. During your cruise, you and your guests will have the memorable opportunity to join the captain in the pilot house (two at a time), a rare treat not to be missed. You’re also welcome to join the rest of the Saint’s guests on the dance floor for the live and lively music of Danny Lombardo.To be used between September 16 and October 29, 2022.

Donated by Lake George Steamboat Company

Stay on Anna Maria Island

Item #7: Anna Maria Island Private Condo For One Week

Enjoy a relaxing one-week stay at a newly remodeled and adorably decorated duplex unit in the highly desirable north end of Anna Maria Island, Florida. The two-bedroom unit is just a short walk to the Gulf beach, where the sand is sugary white and the water is a beautiful blue-green. Outdoor amenities include a beautiful heated pool with a tranquil waterfall, natural tropical landscaping, and a grill. The interior boasts granite countertops, tile floors, washer/dryer, high-speed wireless Internet, A/C, dishwasher, and cable TV. Includes $250 dinner certificates to 2 of Geoff’s favorite restaurants.

Donated by Geoff Cook

Sagamore Resort Golf

Item #8: Fort to Fort Golf & Dine Experience

Swing your way into this fun-filled opportunity to enjoy the finest in golf and dining along the shores of Lake George from Ticonderoga to Fort William Henry. This package includes: a round of golf for 8 at Ticonderoga Country Club followed by dinner for 8 at Seymour’s Restaurant; a round of Golf for 8 at the Sagamore followed by lunch; dinner for 8 at The Boathouse Restaurant; and an exclusive after-hours guided Museum tour of Fort William Henry followed by chef-tailored four-course dinner on the bastion featuring Josh Wines with each course.

Donated by Spruce Hospitality Group, The Sagamore Resort, The Boathouse Restaurant and Fort William Henry Corp.