LAKE GENEVA – Another successful Lake Geneva Restaurant Week is in the books, and not only were there many happy diners but there were five especially elated local charities too. That’s because these non-profits, as voted on by restaurant-goers, received checks ranging from $1,000 for the four runners-up to $5,000 for the winning charity, courtesy of this year’s Charity Check sponsor, Tito’s Handmake Vodka.
Here’s the rundown of happy recipients:
Winner — Walworth County Food & Diaper Bank: This charity provides nutritional supplemental food, diapers, and supplies during time of crisis.
Runner-up — Yerkes Observatory: Known globally as the birthplace of modern astrophysics, this 1897 Observatory is being restored and reopened under the stewardship of the Yerkes Future Foundation.
Runner-up — Side By Side: The volunteers at this charity respond to neighbors in need of compassion, hope, community resources, and financial assistance.
Runner-up — New Beginnings APFV: This community organization helps victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking as well as their affected family members.
Runner-up — Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy: The Conservancy volunteers are dedicated to protecting the forests and waters of this 231-acre preserve for the enjoyment of all future generations.
This year’s spring Restaurant Week, held at the end of April, had chefs at nearly 30 restaurants showcasing the dishes that define their specific eatery, with all specialty menu items offered at promotional pricing. This is the seventh year VISIT Lake Geneva has hosted the community’s Restaurant Week.