Staff Blogger: Allyson Lane, Advancement & Communications Assistant

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and it’s never too early to show your love for Lakeside. Here are five ways you can spread the Lakeside love this year.

  1. Purchase an ‘I Love Lakeside’ T-Shirt

Show your love by purchasing an exclusive $25 Lakeside T-shirt ($15 for youth) – and an extra one for your special valentine! All proceeds benefit the Lakeside Annual Fund. To order, visit Orders will be accepted until January 24, while supplies last. For questions, contact the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation at (419) 798-4461, ext. 246 or

  1. Paint a Rock

The Rhein Center may be closed for the winter but that doesn’t mean you can’t participate in this beloved Lakeside tradition! Find some rocks outside your home (or brave the cold and see what you can find on the frozen Lakeside shore). Then gift them to your Lakeside friends or valentine to remind them that their favorite spot on Ohio’s Most Beautiful Mile is never far away!

  1. Chautauqua Pass Certificate

Give that special someone the gift of Lakeside this Valentine’s Day. For more information about purchasing a Season Pass or Daily Chautauqua Pass, contact Tyler Wilkie at (419) 798-4461, ext. 349 or

  1. Photo Album

Gather all your Lakeside photos from summers past and put them together in an album for your loved one. You can make it a simple album or get creative and decorate it with seashells, mini-golf scorecards and other Lakeside mementos. As you look through all of your photos of sunsets, splashes, ice cream cones and more, you can reminisce about summers gone by and get excited for your next trip to Lakeside together.

  1. Lakeside Valentine’s Card

Show your valentine that your love for them is so big it can reach all the way to Lakeside even in the middle of winter! When you give a gift of $20 to the Lakeside Annual Fund, we’ll send a special Lakeside Valentine’s Day card to your loved one. Give a gift online or make a donation by phone at (419) 798-4461, ext. 246 or by mail. Checks can be made payable to the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation, 236 Walnut Ave., Lakeside, Ohio 43440. If giving a gift by mail, please include your loved one’s name and mailing address on a separate sheet so that we can send the Valentine’s Day card before February 14. For more information about giving a special gift, contact

Do you have any other ideas for Lakeside inspired Valentine’s Day gifts? Let us know! We wish you and your family lots of Lakeside love, and we can’t wait to see you soon!