In 2013 the Ely Stage Stop and Country Museum held a picnic table raffle called Quick Draw to help raise funds for a set of tables to enhance Ely’s event space. The beautiful table and bench set was made here in Lake County by the Konocti Conservation Camp CC#27. The ticket sales started in July with the winning ticket, belonging to Lake County resident Chris Skarada, drawn at the Lake County Historical Society Thanksgiving Dinner.
Chris has been involved professionally in the wine industry since her arrival in Lake County and has also volunteered for many worthwhile causes including the Lake County Chamber of Commerce, the Wine Alliance, the Winery Association, the Wine Auction, the Lake County Arts Council, Soper Reese Theater, and the Road Scholar (formerly Elder Hostel) program. Chris has now joined the Historical Society and we are hoping she will become an Ely Stage Stop volunteer later this year.
Operated by the Lake County Historical Society, the Ely Stage Stop and Country Museum is located at 9921 Soda Bay Road in Kelseyville. Current hours of operation are 11:00 a.m. to 03:00 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday. Visit www.elystagestop.com or www.lakecountyhistory.org, check out the stage stop on Facebook at www.facebook.com/elystagestop, or call the museum at 707-533-9990.
Keep in touch as you could be the winner at a future fundraiser event!