The third annual Lake Geneva Restaurant Week wrapped up on June 11th. Lake Geneva Country Meats was proud to again sponsor the $5,000 Charity Check portion of the event. During the ten-day event, six charitable organizations were highlighted as options for diners to support. Diners received a ballot to vote for their favorite cause among Black Point Estate and Gardens, Lakeland Animal Shelter, Lake Geneva Youth Camp, Never Say Never, Side by Side, and United Way of Walworth County.
With 4,228 Charity Checks collected, Lakeland Animal Shelter received the most votes with 1,617 ballots turned in and received the $5,000 donation from Lake Geneva Country Meats. Lakeland Animal Shelter cares for over 2,500 homeless animals annually from the southeastern Wisconsin area. Their ultimate goal is to reunite the animals with their owners or find suitable new adopted homes for them.
“We are happy to support Lakeland Animal Shelter with this donation,” said Nick Vorpagel, Vice President of Business Development at Lake Geneva Country Meats. “They do a phenomenal job with the animals, and represent a cause near and dear to the hearts of many in our community. “We are grateful to VISIT Lake Geneva and the participating restaurants to have this opportunity to support worthy local non-profit organizations.”
Lakeland Animal Shelter was presented with the Lake Geneva Restaurant Week $5,000 Charity Check on June 21st at a celebratory event held at the newly remodeled Oak Fire Restaurant in Lake Geneva.
“The Lakeland Animal Shelter is proud to have been chosen by our community as the winner of the 2017 Lake Geneva Restaurant Week Charity Check, and this type of community support is essential to continuing the life-saving work that is done at the Lakeland Animal Shelter every day,” said Kristen Perry, Executive Director of Lakeland Animal Shelter. “We are excited to put the prize money to work right away, and we would like to thank VISIT Lake Geneva, the restaurants and voters that participated in this contest as well as Lake Geneva Country Meats for sponsoring the event.”
Congratulations to Lakeland Animal Shelter, we’re sure you’ll put the money to good use! We look forward to sponsoring this event again in 2018!