Mike Brooks wins 50/50

To the editor,

The Country Christmas Tour Steering Committee would like to thank the Indian Lake community and visitors for their generous support for our annual 50/50 Raffle Fundraiser. The raffle was held during the town parade and fireworks July 6. We are happy to announce the lucky winner of our 50/50 Raffle, Mike Brooks of Indian Lake.

Our 50/50 Raffle and September Bake Sale are our only fundraisers. Proceeds are used to cover expenses and for activities held throughout the town during the Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend.

For example, fundraising proceeds are used to sponsor the free Children's Holiday Workshop and to purchase decorations for the town's annual Christmas tree, pole-top holiday banners and posters and flyers.

A new addition to the list of annual holiday activities will be "Story Time with Mrs. Claus" (and hopefully Mr. Claus). This free event will include hot chocolate and cookies.

The CCT Children's Holiday Workshop, another free activity, continues to be very popular. Sixty plus children made their holiday gifts during last year's workshop.

On Sept. 21 we will hold our annual Bake Sale Fundraiser at St. Mary's Church. The Bake Sale will conclude our 2013 annual fundraising activities.

"Made in the Adirondacks" is the theme for the 16th Annual Country Christmas Tour, and is designed to give visitors an inside view of the handcrafted work of local and regional artisans and crafters. This two-day event is held during the weekend after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 29, and Saturday, Nov. 30.

The CCT features self-guided "tours" visiting artisans and crafters who offer a variety of holiday gift items for sale in their homes and at numerous locations throughout the town.

Annelies Taylor for the

Country Christmas Tour Steering Committee