A beautiful summer night at the farm.
We welcomed about 150 people for an evening of comedy with local group Completely Stranded on Friday, July 15 for an outdoor show on the lawn behind the Farm Office in the shadow of where Heart's Delight Cottage was located 100 years ago. We partnered with The United Way of the Adirondack Region and raised money to support youth mental health and wellness programs in our region.
"Mental health and wellness is an urgent need for the youth in our region. We owe it to the children to help ensure that resources are available in times of crisis or in times of need. Miner Institute and Completely Stranded have collaborated with us to provide an opportunity to support the most vulnerable young people in our region. This example of partnering is what sets our region apart and substantiates the fact that we have incredibly generous and empathetic neighbors among us," said John Bernardi, President and CEO of United Way of the Adirondack Region.
We are so pleased to have raised more than $1500 at this fun event. It marks the fourth time we have hosted Completely Stranded in an effort to raise money to support the United Way. Historically our Comedy for a Cause events have been held indoors during the winter, and although we aren't ruling out hosting winter shows, the outdoor summer show was well-received and will likely happen again next year.
We are so grateful for all the great work the United Way of the Adirondack Region does and for the laughs that Completely Stranded provided during their incredible show, but most importantly we are so humbled by the generosity of the folks here in the North Country.