Reminisce about Your Favorite Lakeside Moments

Posted on December 11, 2017

Before you start packing your bags and planning your return visit to Lakeside, we encourage you to pause and give thanks for all the 2017 Lakeside memories... quality time with loved ones, breathtaking sunsets on Ohio's Most Beautiful Mile and finding peace.

In the final days of this year, we invite you to give a gift that will help continue these special memories for you, your family and thousands of families years to come.

Your Favorite Experience at Lakeside

If a particular program or place gave your family a memorable experience last summer, give a gift to help continue the program or to help with maintenance of a historic building or garden.

Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo 

#GivingTuesday was a huge success in raising funds for the revitalization of this special space on Ohio's Most Beautiful Mile. There's still time to contribute to this project to help create special memories at the Gazebo.

Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus Landscaping & Prairie Garden

As the Wellness Center enters its final stages of construction, we plan to enhance and expand the landscaping around the facility. Additionally, we're preparing for a new native prairie garden across the street, on the corner of Laurel Avenue and Sixth Street. This new site will not only be a great educational tool and restorative garden, but it will promote sustainability at Lakeside.

New Pickleball Courts 

The demand of this popular and intergenerational sport at Lakeside has led the Board of Directors to approve a plan to build eight dedicated pickleball courts south of the Williams Tennis Campus. This project will be funded 100% by donations from Lakeside pickleball enthusiasts. Construction is beginning this month and will be complete by the summer.

Family Entertainment Series 

In an effort to offer more convenient, family-friendly entertainment, we're dedicating several Wednesdays at Hoover Auditorium to families. On select Wednesdays, at the special time of 7:30 p.m., we'll present a performance that will delight, entertain and educate children, parents and grandparents alike.

C.S. Lewis Programs 

During Week 9 of the summer, experts will share the Christian ideas of this iconic author in everyday terms. Preacher of the Week and C.S. Lewis expert, the Rev. Dr. Jerry Root, will lead a combined Faith for Living Hour and morning lecture on the subject. On Wednesday, Aug. 15, David Payne will present a reading of Lewis' works in Hoover Auditorium.

How to Give

  • Give a gift today or before December 31, and share with your family and friends about why support Lakeside. 
  • Call (419) 798-5396 to give a gift over the phone.
  • Make a check payable to the 'Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation,' Attn: Lakeside Moments, 236 Walnut Ave., Lakeside, Ohio 43440 with 'Lakeside Moments' in the memo line.
  • Share our Lakeside Facebook page with loved ones.
  • Share the Lakeside Calendar with a friend, and invite them to an program or a show this summer.