NORTHVILLE – Lake residents, or anyone interested in a “rowdy good time” are welcome to attend the Sixth Annual Annual Redneck Cocktail Party – Redneckpalooza Saturday.
Joe Sullivan, co-chairman of the Sacandaga Protection Committee, said the fundraiser helps put funds back into their budget. It’s open to the public.
“It shows the character and spirit of the north country. Last year’s event had about 150 people,” he said.
The redneckpalooza will be held at the Sport Island Pub from 4 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 each, or $100 per couple. A silent and live auction, food and music by Bicycle Mary Duo will be provided.
The SPA works to protect the environmental, economic and legal interests of the lake community, according to their website. Although the permit system rule changes have been put on hold, the SPC continues to support the interests of the lake community. The SPC is a non-profit organization who relies on donations, the site stated.
Sullivan said SPA is hoping to raise $15,000 Saturday.
“It’s a very profitable event,” he said.
“We are the only organization on the lake who helps to protect the permit system. The lake community is the economic hub of tourism. We try to protect those interests,” he said.
This is the first year for the raffle during the event. The drawing for the Bet on the Lake raffle is after the live auction. There are a total of 300 tickets available for $100 each. This drawing is sponsored by the Fulton Montgomery Chamber of Commerce . First prize is $10,000. There will also be a $2,500, $1,000, $500 and 10 $100 prizes.
Sullivan said for the raffles first year, there’s been a great response.
“We do an auction and get a lot of donations from local businesses in the community. This helps us raise money,” he said.
Redneckpalooza was named by a board member. Sullivan said some attendees dress up to come to the event.
“It’s intentionally very fun. It gives people around the lake year-round an event to get together for a fun evening,” he said.