On August 15th, we attended the LOLA Summer Fundraiser, and it was absolutely amazing to see the community's immense support for the arts and nature.Dale generously donated his time to live paint a beautiful picture of Little Donahue Lake, accompanied by Janet Schermeister, who used watercolor, and McCall Hocking, who used oil paint. The weather was delightful, with a clear blue sky and a pleasant breeze keeping mosquitoes away. Bob Palmer's music was one of the highlights, and Mary and Mike’s irresistible food from The Boathouse in Conover and Taco Dan's food truck was excellent. Marilee loved Dan's homemade sauce so much that she purchased a bottle.
After dinner, we moved indoors for the live auction in the stunning Lowenwood Campus. The wine was flowing, and everyone was in high spirits. Numerous items were up for auction, including a framed original watercolor by Karen Lenhart, a cooking class for eight with Lynn Richie, private dinners at some of our best supper clubs, and, most unusual a tour to look for Yooperlite Rocks. The auctioneer and his wife were highly entertaining, and the auction was a great success. The three plein-air paintings were auctioned off for $475 each, and it was a fantastic night overall. The community indeed came together to support LOLA in a whopping $10,000 fundraiser auction.