The Harbor Hotel in Watkins Glen hosted a news conference Feb. 24 to present a $20,000 donation to the Finger Lakes Chapter of the American Red Cross.
The donation is a portion of the proceeds generated by the Harbor Hotel’s annual Ice Bar event in January. Dubbed “the hottest party in the coolest town,” the Ice Bar features more than 20,000 pounds of ice meticulously carved into working bars.
Harbor Hotel’s donation will benefit the Finger Lakes Chapter’s Disaster Relief Fund, which provides food, clothing, shelter and other necessities for victims of fires, floods and other disasters in the chapter’s six counties: Schuyler, Steuben, Chemung, Seneca, Wayne and Yates.
“We are extremely thankful for wonderful staff at Harbor Hotel and their continued support of the Red Cross,” said Joel Robinson, Executive Director of the American Red Cross Finger Lakes Chapter. “Once again, their generous donation will allow us to provide assistance to residents of their community and the Finger Lakes Chapter who’ll need it most.
“Last year we responded to house fires, flash flooding and a tornado in Schuyler County,” Robinson added. “These funds help provide training of responders, purchase of supplies and direct client assistance, all of which makes it possible for us to fulfill our mission of alleviating human suffering.”
Harbor Hotel and the Red Cross would like to acknowledge the Ice Bar sponsors that made this year’s event a huge success: Exclusiv Vodca; Crestwood; Finger Lakes Wine Country; Watkins Glen International; Glenora Wine Cellars; Boundary Breaks Vineyard; Dr. Konstantin Frank; Fox Run Vineyards; Ithaca Beer Co., Fulkerson Estate Vineyards, Wagner; Standing Stone Vineyards,; Shepard Niles; Chateau Lafayette Reneau; Lakewood Vineyards; Hazlitt’s Cider Tree; Starkey’s Lookout; Hector Wine Co.; Finger Lakes Beer Trail; and Iron Flamingo Brewery.
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In the photo: From left to right, Christine Peacock, Director of Sales, Harbor Hotel; Colleen Kean, Major Gift Officer, American Red Cross; Carolyn Guyer, General Manager, Harbor Hotel; Anne Klingansmith from Harbor Hotel; Joel Robinson, Executive Director, American Red Cross Finger Lakes Chapter; and Ruth Sprague from Harbor Hotel.