October 14th will be here before you know it.  That’s the date for the Community Center’s biennial fundraising event.  More than a way to support the historic building in the County Park, it’s a major social gathering.  To provide expanded room, it’s being held this year at another iconic building, the Clark Lake Yacht Club.

The event starts at 5:30 pm on Saturday, October 14.  As the Oktoberfest theme suggests, German fare is on the menu–authentic wurst and chicken schnitzel, potato salad, a variety of cheeses, pretzels and dessert.  BYOB.  The Persuaders, a local band, will entertain.  Tickets are $50 per person and are available by calling John Deming at 529-9117 or John Karkheck at 745-2929.

If that isn’t enough, you may want to do bid for some very cool things.

Live auction items

  • Condo in Cancun donated by Dr. David and Lori Munro
  • Week stay on Clark Lake donated by Meredythe Van Dusen
  • Hobie Cat 18 foot donated by Lynn Vermeulen
  • Original Necklace made by Jacque Kudner

Silent Auction Items

  • Beach Bar Basket
  • White wine basket
  • Red wine basket
  • Beer basket
  • Michigan State basket
  • U of Michigan basket
  • Bee hive
  • All things Clark Lake basket
  • Wood duck box plus a Jim Beam Ducks Unlimited Decanter and Jim Beam shot glasses
  • Golf Bag with towel and hat markers
  • Clark Lake wine decanter and Clark Lake red wine glasses

For those interested in showing their flair for connecting to the theme, the Community Center promises a $100 prize for best costume.  Plus don’t miss the 50/50 drawing.

Dan Riley will be providing cab rides home after the party for $10.

In addition to the item below, the Community Center will collect returnable bottles and cans for donation to the CCHS Leadership Class. If you are unable to attend but wish to donate cans and bottles, you can do so from 1 pm Friday the 13th until 9 PM on the 14th.  Containers will be located at the Yacht Club parking lot.  The leadership class will be assisting in the set up and take down of this event. The bottles and cans will be used to support a cancer program that the class has chosen  as its project for this year.