2nd Annual Livingston Dems’ Wild Game Dinner, Golf Scramble Will Help Vets’ GroupsLivingston County Democrats’ popular Wild Game Dinner and Golf Scramble is back!
The second annual event will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, at Hartland GIen Golf Course, 12400 W Highland Rd, Hartland, MI 48353. Proceeds will be shared with Stiggy’s Dogs, a Howell Township organization that provides support dogs to veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, and other local veterans groups.
“Last year’s event was extremely popular. People were excited about the opportunity to help Stiggy’s Dogs and to support those who sacrificed so much for our country,” said Judy Daubenmier, Livingston County Democratic Party chair.
“People also enjoyed the chance to try foods that they may not usually see on their dinner plates. We’re hoping this year’s event is even bigger and better than last year’s and we invite you to come out and have some fun while helping local vets.”
Daubenmier said the party hopes to raise at least $1,000 for Stiggy’s Dogs and an additional amount for other veterans groups.
During the day, Stiggy’s Dogs will provide a demonstration of the way their dogs assist veterans.
Reservations for the golf scramble and dinner are $75 per person, which includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, cash bar, silent auction, and dinner. Offerings in the silent auction will include unusual hand-made crafts from around the world including carvings and jewelry.
Sign-in for golf will begin at 9 a.m. with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. The buffet dinner will run from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Reservations for the golf scramble and buffet dinner must be placed by Sept. 15. Reservations for the dinner only are $25 per person and must be made by Sept. 20. A limited numbered of walk-ins may be accommodated the day of the event. Hole sponsorships are available for $50 per hole.
The menu for the buffet dinner includes moose burgers, pheasant, and grilled alligator tail, as well as roasts of moose, buffalo, and venison, plus all the trimmings.
Reservations may be made by sending a check to Livingston County Democratic Executive Committee, 10321 Grand River Road, Suite 600, Brighton, MI 48116. Please indicate whether the check is for dinner only or the golf and dinner combination and include the names of the
golfers or diners, as well as contact information for the team captain. The party will also pair up golfers who do not have a foursome.
No cash may be accepted, but reservations may also be made with a credit card on ActBlue, the online clearinghouse for Democratic causes, at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/2014wildgame.
The event is part of local Democrats’ community outreach, Daubenmier said.
Besides working in the political arena, Livingston County Democrats regularly collect U.S. postage stamps, prepaid phone cards, socks, underwear, and other items for patients at the VA Hospital in Ann Arbor. Each holiday season, the party also collects donations of cash and non-perishable food for Gleaners Community Food Bank. And its members participate three times a year in the Michigan Department of Transportation’s roadside cleanup program known as Adopt-a-Highway.
“A core value for Democrats is helping make our community a better place to live. The Wild Game Dinner and Golf Scramble is a fun way to put our values into action. It is especially exciting for us to give a helping hand to those who sacrificed so much serving our nation and now need our help,” Daubenmier said.
For more information on the Wild Game Dinner and Golf Scramble, contact party headquarters at (810) 229-4212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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