VIEW arts center thankful for Chili Bowl Luncheon support

VIEW, the arts center in Old Forge, would like to thank everyone who helped make their 10th Annual Chili Bowl Luncheon a success. This event epitomizes the generosity and togetherness of our community.

This year’s event included chili donations from Brian Bamberger, The Woods Inn, orth Woods Inn & Resort,A Moveable Feast by O’Connor’s,The Big Moose Inn, he Steak House, Slickers Adirondack Tavern. 

Mountainside Smokehouse & Grill, Rachel’s Raquette Lake Elixir, he Bay Cafe, DiOrio’s Supermarket, zzie’s Coffee Bar,  Corners Café, he Back Door, creamen Eagle/Matt’s Draft House, Eagle Bay Volunteer Fire Company, nd Walt’s Diner.

The ulton Chain Craft Brewery ffered complimentary tasting of a few of their best craft brews!

VIEW would also like to thank everyone who sponsored a table this year. Adirondack Bank, Bill Simpson, Claire and Rich Oehler, Deke and Carol Morrison, Doc and Judy Foley, Ed and Heather Stafford, Elizabeth Dugan, Ellie Cohen and Family, Gary and Karen Lee, Helene McAleese, Jane and Gerald Slack, Jennifer Potter Hayes, Jim and Diane Connerty, John and Deb Munyan, Karam Produce, Kathy Ruscitto, Kevin and Candy Jost, Laurie and Steve Montanye, Mirnie Kashiwa, Robert Biscoff and Janet Silver, Tom Down Construction, and the Keir Weimer Team of Select Sotheby’s International Real Estate.

Thanks to Karam Produce for donating the colorful Chili peppers that were used in our centerpieces.

Thank you to photographer Sue Kiesel for presenting her Adirondack wildlife slide show that was presented after the chili was served. Sue requested that people bring food items for donation to the local Food Bank. This resulted in 6 full bags of groceries that were delivered to the Food Bank Monday morning.

Thank you to Barbara Green for letting chili bowl visitors take the time to view her basket class and show the process of how baskets are made. Also, a big thank you to Chris Amar, an independent potter, who donated his time to demonstrate wheel-throwing techniques.

This yearly event requires a large group of dedicated volunteers to work together to ensure its success. Jim Connerty, VIEW’s Operations Manager stated, “ VIEW is fortunate to have so many dedicated volunteers who commit themselves year after year to everything VIEW offers. Without them we simply could not accomplish what we do at the arts center.”

In addition to the restaurants, staff, and volunteers, none of this would be possible without the dedication of Bette Rintrona and her team of local potters who work tirelessly crafting the bowls needed for the event. We thank them for all their talents and hard work to make each year better than the last.

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