Fundraising efforts to help restore Palmer Lake are underway with the first concert in the Summer Festival 2013 bringing in $4,500.
The outdoor concert series at the Villa is just one of the ways the Awake the Lake Committee is trying to raise funds to get water back in the lake and keep it filled.
“The lake is going to be filled and it’s going to be filled with dollars. That’s the only way this is going to work. There are solutions but they all cost money,” Jeff Hulsmann, owner of O’Malley’s and member of the Awake the Lake committee, said.
The first concert took place on June 23 and Hulsmann told the Palmer Lake town council at the July 2 board meeting that the committee is happy with what was raised. The second concert will take place on July 14. Additional concert dates will be Aug. 4, 25 and Sept. 15. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
The committee also has t-shirts available for purchase and those can be purchased at O’Malley’s or other Palmer Lake restaurants.
Another fundraising effort for lakeside improvements will be the annual Taste of Palmer Lake on Aug. 24.
Attendees can sample what Palmer Lake has to offer. Participating restaurants include O’Malley’s, The Villa, Bella Panini, Speedtrap, The Depot, MoZaic, Rock House Ice Cream, Parked Pierogi, Simply Delicious Catering and the Wine Sellar. Tickets for Taste of Palmer Lake are $15 in advance and will be limited to 400.
Hulsmann said the Awake the Lake committee is still looking for volunteers.
For more information about Awake the Lake visit www.awakepalmerlake.com and like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/awakepalmerlake.