June 30, 2023
Many will bid, but only eight will win these truly extraordinary items that go on auction July 14, 2023, at the LGA Gala, hosted at The Sagamore Resort. Scroll through the offerings — from rare boats to Broncos to a private island dinner — and dare to dream. Then buy your Gala tickets to see who wins. It might be you!
Auction proceeds benefit the Lake protection programs of the LGA. Advance proxy bids accepted. Contact Tyra MacGuffie at [email protected]
Luxury Lake George Getaway and Golf Extravaganza: Spend four nights at a custom-built home on the Sagamore Golf Course in Bolton Landing. Includes water access with a dock slip, nostalgic arcade, 6-person hot tub, fire pit, wine cellar, and home theater.
• Golf for four with carts at the Sagamore Golf Club
• Golf for four with carts at Ticonderoga Golf Course plus lunch for four at Seymour’s
• Dinner for four at The Chateau on the Lake with champagne welcome
• Dinner for four at The Algonquin
Donated by Luxury Lake George, The Sagamore Resort, Ticonderoga Golf Course, Seymour’s, The Chateau on the Lake, The Algonquin
1918 Old Town Guide Canoe: Former LGA Board Chair Jeff Killeen fell in love when he saw this 18-foot canoe, so he bought her and had her restored. A few years ago, the canoe went in for a second restoration at Tumblehome Boatshop, with the plan to donate it as an auction item at the LGA Gala. In the winter of 2021-22, several ribs and some planking were replaced, and small repairs made to the stems. It was recanvassed with traditional cotton duck and the weave filled with a traditional filler. This spring, the outwales were repaired and a new keel added. She has not hit the water since the restoration.
Donated by Judy Killeen
NYC Today Show VIP Experience: This goes way beyond the normal 30 Rock studio. You and three lucky friends get insider access with an exclusive backstage tour at the Rockefeller Plaza 1A Studio – Home of the Today broadcast. You’ll 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 longest-lasting television shows. Later, revisit your experience over a special meal at Scarpetta on Madison Avenue.
Donated by Keith & Amy Ferguson and Lucinda & Av Bhavsar
Adirondack Luxury Weekend: Host 11 friends for four nights and five days at this custom Adirondack log home set on 7.5 acres overlooking Tongue Mountain. Live large in four bedrooms, four baths, gourmet kitchen, expansive living room, and screened-in porch. Outdoors, entertain on the huge deck with hot tub, gather around the firepit, hike the property’s trails, and hang out in the yurt.
• Pizza party provided by Cate’s in Bolton for up to eight people.
• Lake George Steamboat Dinner and cruise for eight aboard the Lac du St Sacrement
• Tritoon boat rental for one full day provided by Chic’s Marina
Donated by Clint Binley, Cate's, Lake George Steamboat Co., Chic's Marina
Ford Bronco in “Lake Protector” Blue: Drive home in this brand new 2023 Ford Bronco Sport Heritage! Equipped with a trailer hitch, this Alto Blue Metallic SUV is ready for your next launch. Or take this all-wheel-drive vehicle with five-star safety rating on your next Adirondack adventure.
• 1.5-liter Ecoboost engine
• Roof rack with side rails
• Plaid cloth Navy Pier interior
• Liftgate with liftglass (tailgating!)
Donated by Robert Nemer and the Nemer1 team
Once-in-a-Lifetime Lake George Cruise and Private Island Dinner: Hop aboard the majestic St. Louis, an 1896 Elco electric boat, for a cruise that highlights the history of this extraordinary 36-foot vessel as you travel to the very special, very private Leontine Island. The casual elegance continues with hors d’oeuvres and a “Best of the Adirondacks” multi-course meal at the home of Jim and Sheilagh Menzies. Then it’s back on the St. Louis for a starlit ride to the mainland.
Donated by The Bixby Family, Jim and Sheilagh Menzies, Pete and Gretchen Menzies
Turks & Caicos Luxury Vacation: It’s Paradise Found for eight days and seven nights at Blue Island Villa, located on the brilliant blue waters of Chalk Sound National Park. The 7,250-square-foot home is located in an upscale neighborhood and sleeps up to 14 guests.
• Waterfront pool with outdoor living and kitchen area
• Private white-sand beach
• Personal house manager and travel concierge
• Proximity to five-star restaurants
Private Canoe Island Picnic Dinner for 25: Relish the splendor of Lake George on your own private island with 24 of your closest friends. Boats at the docks of Canoe Island Lodge will whisk your party to Canoe Island for an exclusive afternoon of fun, relaxation, food, and, drinks. Explore the trail walk around the Island, play volleyball on the beach, or sit back and take in the incredible scenery. The day culminates with a delicious BBQ dinner with all the fixins’ followed by evening s’mores around the campfire before heading back to the Lodge. (To be used in early September.)
Donated by Ginger and Bob Bailey, Owners, Canoe Island Lodge