Visit Michigan City La Porte kicked off the holiday season this week by hosting the 14th 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, bakeries and beverage partners put "a taste of La Porte 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: Arturo's Baked Goods & More, B & J's American Café, Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, Burn Em Brewery, Della Nonna's Cookies, Ivy Tech Community College, Lakeshore Coffee, Maxine's, Portofino, Ryan's Irish Pub, Shoreline Brewery & Restaurant, Sophia's House of Pancakes, T Bone's @Pier 11, Timbers, Top Dog & Great Lakes Catering and Uptown Cakery. 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 Rick Scobey 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.