For many lucky folks today --  Christmas may come a little early -- if they win one of Christmas Baskets that are up for raffle at the Chamber today.

Marie DeMarsh, with the Chambers, just gave us a sampling of the contents  of baskets, and by a quick back of the envelope calculation, there are several thousand dollars worth of goods and services, gifts, gift certificates, experiences,   toys, food, wine, B&B stays, furniture, eating experiences and a large range of personal services up for grabs. All proceeds benefit the Christmas Express, helping locals this time of year who are struggling.

Among the highlights:

There are multiple donations from various grades of the Schroon Lake Central School, including “A Get Ahead” backpack presented by the Honor Society, filled with stuff that will make you a better student, a candy basket, from the 5th Grade, A Movie and Book Basket from the Friends of Schroon Lake Library, a Self Care Package from True North  Yoga, “an “Experience the Adirondacks”  theme basket from the Towne Store, a Popcorn Basket from Friedman Realty, An Auto Care package from J&L Autos, a Laundry Basket from the Schroon Lake Laundromat, A Paradox Brewery Gift basket , a Wine and Cheese basket from the Tumble Inn, a picnic Basket from the 1-Eye Classic, a Pamper Yourself Basket fwith massage certificates from the Schroon lake Massage and Wellness Center and An Aussie Experience Basket from Schroon

There’s also a full  Camping Week from Word of Life, a Spiritual Basket (also from WOL),  an overnight stay at the Paradox House,  a motor-boat rental from the Schroon Lake Marina, certificates from  the ADK Buffalo Farm, an indoor or ice shanty heater from Mountainside Petroleum, fresh bacon and eggs from Sugar Bush Farms, a Sound of Music Basket from Seagle Music Colony,  a gift Basket from DeCesarse’s and a Fischer Price My Little Crawl Gym and two Razor Scooters. Sorry if we have left out your basket – add it to our comments bellow!

“There really is something or everyone,” Marie told us. From the littlest of kids, to moms and dads and grandparents. it’s all here!”

Tickets go on sale at 11am at the Chamber Office. They are 35 for $10  (The best deal) 15 for $5 dollars and 5 for $2.