Each week, The Argus-Press publishes a list of luncheons, dinners and other events to be conducted as fundraisers.
Events must include a specific nonprofit beneficiary of the funds to be included in this list.
People responsible for such an open-to-the-public event should submit information to The Argus-Press by the July 17 before publication of this column, which usually runs on Friday. If you have questions, call The Argus-Press during weekday business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at (989) 725-5136.
THE CARLAND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH is hosting a pulled pork and sloppy joe supper from 4 to 6:30 p.m. July 17. There also will be salads, baked beans, pie and more. A donation will be accepted to fund youth camp and church maintenance.
A BENEFIT DINNER is planned at 1007 S. Washington St. in Owosso, from 5 to 9 p.m. July 20 to help pay for medical expenses and to support DJ, Amanda, Madelyn and Baylie Riley. The pasta dinner is $10 per person and includes pasta, salad, bread and dessert. There will be a bounce house, face painting, cornhole, basket raffle, and 50/50. People may bring their own alcohol. Tickets will be available at the door. For tickets, questions, or to make a raffle donation, call Theresa Zdunic at (989) 666-4964.
THE TWO-DAY Steeler Seaburn memorial fundraiser will take place starting at 1:30 p.m. July 13 at the Shiawassee Dog and Gun Club in Caledonia Township. Steeler was killed April 6, 2012, in a hit-and-run crash. A memorial scholarship fund was created in his name. The fund helps collegiate wrestlers with education costs. There will be a horseshoe tournament at 2 p.m. and cornhole at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 14, will be a luck of the draw shuffleboard tournament starting at 1:30 p.m. There will be food, 50/50s and raffles at the events.
SHIAWASSEE-OWOSSO KIWANIS FLAGS OVER SHIAWASSEE PROJECT is launching to benefit an all-inclusive playground, a $110,000 addition to Owosso’s Bentley Park. A $40 annual donation will include a U.S. flag along with installation and removal for Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day/ Sept. 11 and Veterans Day. Donate soon and Kiwanis will include Veterans Day 2019 at no cost. The playground addition is for those that otherwise cannot play on traditional equipment and non-protective surfaces. Call Doug Edwards (989) 277-7214, Bob Hardy (989) 277-5173, Ed Hildebrant (517) 525-1651 or Brent Singer (989) 436-1075.
THE ARC OF MID-MICHIGAN is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser from July 15 to Sept. 1 to raise funds for recreation programs and a handicap ramp at Tobey House. The Arc will earn funds based on the weight of the pairs of gently worn used or new shoes collected. Donate gently worn used or new shoes at 215 N. Water St., Suite 19, Owosso (inside the Armory). The Arc can also pick up your shoes or place a collection bag at a business. Each bag holds approximately 25 pairs of shoes. All donated shoes will be distributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of micro-enterprise (small business) partners.
A PIG ROAST to benefit the Shiawassee Firefighters Memorial is slated for 3 to 11 p.m. July 27 at the Shiawassee Conservation Association, 4247 N. M-52. There will be roast pork, vegetables, salads, dessert and a cash bar. In addition, there will be a DJ, 50/50 raffles, and silent auctions. Tickets purchased before Saturday are $20, afterward they are $25. Children under 5 are free. Call Ross Stanley at (989) 666-1551 or Mary Long at (989) 627-2281 for tickets.