Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Sacred Suds Wins a Nail-Biter

Our March 2013 winner, Sacred Suds, won our donations again this quarter as we kicked off our sixth year of supporting local charities -- by one vote.

Sacred Suds,  project of Community EnCompass, provides laundry and shower facilities to those in need. They also offer hot and cold meals and a technology center with computers, printers and internet service, and volunteers provide tax preparation services during tax season. They plan to use our donations to help put a new roof on their building and buy some new commercial washers and dryers to replace aging ones.

Our worthy runners-up this quarter were The Arc Muskegon, our June 2014 winner, and first-time presenter Muskegon Community Radio.

Remember, our next meeting is March 8, 2017, in our new venue, the Sherman Bowling Center (map).

Saturday, November 19, 2016

November 30 ends our fifth year!

Our meeting on Nov. 30 will end our fifth year of working together to support local Muskegon County charities. We will pass $220,000 in donations!

That meeting will also end our time at Fricano's Muskegon Lake. We're grateful for their generous donation of their conference center free of charge on 20 Wednesdays over those five years.

And we're excited to announce a new and very generous offer from Sherman Bowling Center to host us in their banquet hall -- also free of charge! What a terrific way for them to give back to the community! They're just minutes off of Business 31 (map). They'll serve drinks and food to those who want it, too. And in case you're wondering, yes, they have open bowling hours on Wednesday nights, so think about staying a while after our March 8 meeting.