This article appeared in The Lake George Mirror.
Lake George Village Mayor Bob Blais has organized a festival this weekend to help support local efforts to eradicate aquatic invasive species such as Asian clams and reduce the use of salt on roads within the Lake George watershed.
This is the fourth year the “SAVE the Lake Festival” has been held in Lake George Village.
Proceeds will benefit the “S.A.V.E. the Lake initiative,” a coalition of local governments and not-for-profit organizations fighting invasive species and water pollution caused by road salt.
Last year, the festival raised more than $15,000 for the mandatory boat inspection program and the road salt reduction initiatives.
“I know how important the lake is to our future. At the SAVE the Lake Festival, we ask others to step up and help us,” said Blais.
The three-day festival will not only raise funds but increase public awareness of the need to protect Lake George, Blais said. The festival, which kicks off Friday evening at 6 pm, will be held in Shepard Park, where admission is free. Anyone making a donation to help protect the lake will receive a free t-shirt, said Blais. In addition to live bands, the festival features a craft fair, childrens’ games, a strolling magician and food wagons.
On Friday evening, Bolton Landing’s The Switch will open for Skeeter Creek, followed on Saturday by a noon show by Elvis tribute artist Drew Polsun. Saturday’s entertainment also includes The Remedy at 2:30, Brighton Beat at 5. Albany’s West End will be the evening’s final performers.
Sunday’s events kick off with a 12:30 performance by the Stony Creek Band, followed by the Audiostars and the Refrigerators.