The stage in the auditorium of the Joseph C. Burke Education and Research Center provided entertainment for the first time in decades on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. The crowd of 140 spent the evening laughing with Merritt Billiter, Jason Borie, Andy Ducharme, and Tiana Marrero of Completely Stranded - a comedy group from Plattsburgh, NY. The event was booked as a way to raise money for the United Way of the Adirondack Region. The response exceeded our expectations raising $1,100 for the United Way. This will bring Miner Institute's total contribution for 2017 to just over $4,700 -- surpassing our 2016 contribution by about $1,500.
"The Completely Stranded comedy show, hosted by the Miner Institute, was a huge success on every level. Not only was it thoroughly entertaining, but it exemplified the generous and compassionate nature of people in this region. Miner Institute set a wonderful example by arranging something fun for people to enjoy, while creating an opportunity to support high priority health and human service programs that are so desperately needed. We are very proud to be partnering with the wonderful employees at Miner Institute and prouder still that they have entrusted us to make a positive impact across our community," John Bernardi, Executive Director/CEO of United Way of the Adirondack Region.
Learn more about the United Way of the Adirondack Region.