Uihlein Foundation donates $112K for bandshell project

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The Henry Uihlein II and Mildred A. Uihlein Foundation presents the Paul White Memorial Bandshell Fundraising Committee with a check for $112,000 on October 1. From left are Jamie Rogers, Jim McKenna, John D. Leekley Jr., Craig Randall, Bill Billerman and Ellie Wotherspoon.

The Henry Uihlein II and Mildred A. Uihlein Foundation donated $112,000 to the Paul White Memorial Bandshell Fundraising Committee on October 1.

The donation will help the committee as it continues to raise funds for a new bandshell in Lake Placid's Mid's Park. Construction is already under way.

Funding for the new bandshell comes from three sources: the fundraising committee, the village of Lake Placid, and the Uihlein Foundation. Bill Billerman, who heads up the fundraising committee, says about $85,000 has been raised so far and about $25,000 still needs to be raised.

Donations are still being accepted. Here are two easy ways to contribute:

  • Send a check to the Paul White Memorial Bandshell Fund c/o the Adirondack Community Trust, PO Box 288, Lake Placid, NY 12946
  • Give online. Click on the “Add fund/any special instructions” link on the review page and type in “Bandshell Park Fund.”

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise has more on the status of the project here.