Syracuse, N.Y. – Onondaga County Executive J. Ryan McMahon, II and Galaxy Media President Ed Levine announce that Lights on the Lake raised $11,500 for local charities this year.
The “Second Chance for Second Chance” promotion, which kept Lights on the Lake open for one additional day, raised $6,500 for Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter. An additional $2,500 was raised during the Lights on the Lake walks for Hillside Work Scholarship Connection and Humane CNY. All charities were given checks during a gathering held at Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter today.
The 2018 season of Lights on the Lake welcomed 43,420 vehicles, the second highest attendance on record.
“Onondaga County was proud to partner with Galaxy Media to present Lights on the Lake,” said County Executive Ryan McMahon. “This annual holiday tradition is something that we are proud to have within our community and the generosity shown to these non-profits is another example of why Central New York is a great place to live!”
The pubic-private partnership has allowed the continuation and growth of an already successful program in Onondaga Lake Park. Sponsored by Wegmans, collaborative efforts like these have proven to be beneficial in creating exciting family-friendly events in Onondaga County.
“We are proud to continue our partnership with Onondaga County,” said Ed Levine, President and CEO of Galaxy Media. “It’s easy to promote an idea when you have great partners and a wonderful event. This is a great family tradition that hundreds of thousands from our community enjoy each and every year. We also believe in giving back and were proud to recognize and raise money for Hillside, Humane and Second Chance.”