Spirit of Schuyler Gathering - Rescheduled for 2022
As a non-profit planning a fundraiser, we are always careful of every dollar we spend to ensure we maximize our funds in a way that will reach as many Schuyler County residents in need as possible.
Over the last year and half, during a time when many small businesses were uncertain about their future, we took a step back and asked how we could help instead of asking for donations. We believe deeply that this is the right thing to do, but this also has an impact on our fundraising efforts.
Lastly, attendance is key for any fundraiser. In an effort to make the best decision for our organization and our guests, you may recall that we sent out a few polls to gather input from all of you and gauge potential attendance. Based on the responses we received, we have decided to hold off one more year on our largest fundraiser, the Gathering, to ensure it will be as enjoyable and successful as possible. The Gathering will return in 2022.
While we're disappointed about the Gathering, we are thrilled to announce another event that is taking place this year. Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 6th and join us at the Beerocracy for the largest bonfire around! Lounge in your chair around the fire listening to live music, or grab some food, local brews or wines in the pavilion. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Spirit of Schuyler Scholarship fund, a separate fund to sponsor scholarship opportunities for hardworking individuals looking to further their education or career. This year, we are proud to do this in partnership with several local brewers in memory of Corey Drake.
Whether you're planning to attend the bonfire or not, you can also support Spirit of Schuyler by purchasing raffle tickets for an amazing prize package, valued at over $550, sponsored by Corning Credit Union. The package includes dinner and overnight stay on Seneca Lake, $100 Amazon gift card, $100 gift card to any Seneca Lake winery or brewery of your choosing, and tickets to Wine & Spirit (a springtime SOS fundraiser) at JR Dill Winery.
Need NOT be present to win. Winners will be announced Nov. 6th.