MICHIGAN CITY | Visit Michigan City LaPorte Convention and Visitors Bureau kicked off the holiday season this week by hosting the 13th Annual Winter Glo. This is a party held each year at the Visitors Bureau office. The event is a time for the Bureau staff, and Board of Managers, to thank all of our community partners in person. We take this opportunity to invite government officials, friends of the Bureau, and business associates from neighboring counties to enjoy the party. The "Winter Glo" is also a way to share the Bureau's activities and successes that have occurred throughout the year.
Many restaurant and beverage partners put "a taste of LaPorte County" under one roof. Each participating partner brings a signature dish or beverage. This allows the guests to experience their favorites from restaurants they are familiar with, or informs them of great dining in places they haven't yet visited. This year's participants were: 3 D Cakes, Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, Crawford's Pub & Eatery, Della Nonna's Cookies, Holy Macaroni Catering & Events, Ivy Tech Community College, Lakeshore Coffee, Rodini's Restaurant, Ryan's Irish Pub, Sahara Restaurant, Shady Creek Winery, Spire Farm to Fork, Shoreline Brewery & Restaurant, Sophia’s House of Pancakes, T Bone's @Pier 11, Top Dog & Great Lakes Catering and Water's Edge Elite Catering. Thanks to all these wonderful chefs.
The Bureau, as always, was filled wall to wall with people and the mouthwatering aroma of fine food. Our gift shop was a hive of activity, and we were happy to help fulfill some holiday wish lists, with items from our local art community.
Thanks to everyone who donated to the Salvation Army mitten tree and a big thank you to those of you who made a donation to the Salvation Army's Angel Tree we say "thanks, you are an angel".
In addition we would like to thank Egolf Christmas Trees for the beautiful trees and Marianne Juscik-Minier from Flowers & Such for taking time out of their busy schedules to deliver and decorate our trees. Finally a big thank you to “The Silver String Band” for adding a perfect musical touch to the occasion.
Thanks to all those community partners who contributed their specialties to this year's very successful Winter Glo.