YOU are making a difference!
This year, the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation Board launched the Volunteer Corps, an initiative for Lakesiders of all ages to help fill the gap of decreased labor in Lakeside by volunteering across the grounds.

We're overwhelmed with gratitude by the excitement and dedication Lakesiders have given through their participation in the Volunteer Corps. More than 200 Lakesiders have come together to complete projects to better our community during these challenging times.

We want express our utmost thanks and appreciation to these hardworking and passionate volunteers who are taking time out of their day to maintain and enhance our special community.
What have YOU helped accomplish?
Here are some of the major projects the Volunteer Corps has taken on this Chautauqua season.

On June 11, more than 50 volunteers worked across the grounds to clean up after a severe storm. They helped pick up branches, rake debris and ensure that the grounds were back in order.

Members of the Volunteer Corps prepared several playgrounds by cleaning, power washing and staining playground equipment at Cherry Park, Perry Park and the Campground. The entrance to the Wellness Center was also power washed by Darrell Waite.
Volunteers helped beautify the grounds by laying new mulch in the Memorial Garden and at the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus, while Ron and Mary Ann Janke led weekly cleanups of the dock and waterfront.

Volunteers have helped staff write thank you letters to donors who have given in support of the Annual Fund this fiscal year.

Groups of Lakesiders assisted at several community events like the Craft & Art Show by encouraging social distancing and answering questions. Volunteers were also crucial in helping to encourage social distancing and distributing water bottles to those participating in Shuffleboard Tournaments.
The Men’s Bible Study Group completed two important projects this summer - painting the fence along the back patio of the Hotel Lakeside and repainting the doors of Hoover Auditorium.

Throughout the season volunteers also worked as ushers at bandstand events, tending to various garden beds, sweeping the Hotel Lakeside porch, setting up and taking down the Wellness Labyrinth and much more! Thank you for your support!
More ways to support Lakeside
The 12-month maintenance and continuity of Lakeside’s grounds, programming, facilities and operations depends on your timely generosity and support. While the efforts of the Volunteer Corps have greatly helped Lakeside, we still need your financial support during these uncertain times. Get involved by:
Setting up a monthly gift: Establishing a monthly gift is easy — visit or call the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation at (419) 798-4461, ext. 246 for more information. By establishing affordable, automatic deductions from your credit card, debit card or checking account, a monthly gift allows you to give in manageable increments and reach a higher level of support. Lakeside is challenging 200 friends and families to unite and support the Lakeside Annual Fund this fiscal year by committing a monthly gift.
Give online, over the phone or in-person: Making an online donation is quick, easy and secure. Visit to give a gift or provide credit card information over the phone by calling (419) 798-4461, ext. 246. You can also give cash or check donations by mailing them to the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation, 236 Walnut Avenue, Lakeside, OH 43440. Please make checks payable to the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation. You can also give your gift in-person by visiting 217 Walnut Ave. in Lakeside.
Join the Lakeside Chautauqua Volunteer Corps: We invite you to consider joining the Lakeside Chautauqua Volunteer Corps to support Lakeside. By giving your time to help across the grounds, you are helping to maintain the Chautauqua experience during these difficult times. Learn more about volunteer opportunities or call (419) 798-4461, ext. 246.
For more ways to support Lakeside, visit or contact the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation Office at (419) 798-4461, ext. 246.
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