Dine for Charity
by Mary Jane McCall
For the 13th season, Lakeside is once again celebrating Evenings at Lakeside, when Wednesday evenings are set aside for area nonprofits to join them in raising money and awareness for their causes.
Interested nonprofits should contact Lakeside at (828) 526-9419 to select an available date. The nonprofits are then responsible for marketing their evenings and encouraging their supporters to come out for a great dinner, while raising money for their cause. Guests should mention their non-profit when making their reservations. Lakeside will donate 15 percent of the nonprofit’s guest checks that evening to the nonprofit.
Since the program’s inception, Lakeside has donated more than $27,000 to area nonprofits, donating over $2,000 last year alone. This year, several non-profits have hosted their evenings, or are planning their evenings, including Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival, Food Pantry, Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society, and WNC Hospice House. These nonprofits recognize and appreciate this unique and fun way to promote their causes.
Check their calendar and choose a favorite nonprofit to support (or support them all), and make reservations now. A great meal and an opportunity to give back is a win-win for everyone.
For more information, to make reservations or to sign up your nonprofit, please call Lakeside at (828) 526-9419. They are located at 531 Smallwood Avenue in Highlands (just one block from Main Street) and are open Tuesday through Saturday for dinner starting at 5:30 P.M.