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Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel and Red Cross Host News Conference

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (Feb. 23, 2015) – The Harbor Hotel in Watkins Glen will host a news conference at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday 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, Yates and Wayne.

The media is invited to attend the news conference to learn more about how the Harbor Hotel’s donation will impact Red Cross services. Here are the details for the news conference:
What: News conference and check presentation with Harbor Hotel and the American Red Cross.

Who: Carolyn Guyer, General Manager, and Christine Peacock, Director of Sales, Harbor Hotel; and Joel Robinson, Executive Director, American Red Cross Finger Lakes Chapter.

When/Where: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Harbor Hotel, 16 N. Franklin St., Watkins Glen. For more information about Harbor Hotel, visit

Sponsors: 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.