The Lake Vermilion Cultural Center (LVCC) has announced details for this year’s Midsummer Gala. The annual benefit will be held at the Herb Lamppa Civic Center in Tower and will take place on Saturday, June 22. There will be a “meet and greet” with a cash bar, music, and silent auction at 4:00 followed by dinner, a brief live auction and program.
If you would like to receive an invitation call 218.753.4100, email, or you can register online at The RSVP date is June 15 but this event often is sold-out so make your reservation soon by purchasing your tickets online. Just click the button below. Credit cards with PayPal (with or without an account) or checks accepted online!
The theme this year is “An American Songbook”. The theme will be seen in the red, white, and blue centerpieces and decorations. The dinner will feature a first course of spinach salad with strawberries, red onion, pecans and strawberry vinaigrette; a second course of stuffed chicken breast, broccolini/cauliflower mix with orzo; and a third course of vanilla cheesecake with fresh berry sauce.
The musical program will again be written, directed and narrated by Janice Kimes. The Midsummer Singers and soloists will present favorite musical selections depicting American themes. The featured soloists and musicians include: Wayne Wilberg on guitar, George Leupold on banjo, Linda and Ryan Bajan, Don Dick, Scarlet Stone and Joe LaForte. The special guest of the evening is Debbie Prutsman. Ms. Prutsman comes to Tower from California and performs in musical theater across the country. She has performed with legends like Carol Burnett and John Raitt. She also has founded and conducted choirs for many age groups near her California home.
The Midsummer Gala is a benefit for the Lake Vermilion Cultural Center. The LVCC is restoring the former St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, now located on the main street of Tower. When finished, the historic building will be repurposed as a cultural/community center and auditorium for the Tower, Soudan and Lake Vermilion area. If you can’t attend this benefit, please donate by visiting our website ator mailing a check made out to LVCC to P.O. Box 659, Tower, MN. 55790.