This year’s Live Auction and Canned Raffle include: Sept. 20-27 stay at Mountain Run at Boyne Club Resort in Boyne Falls, Brad VanPelt Autograph with his MSU # & New York Giants #, 2 different Hayrides & Bonfires at Peacock Road Tree Farm one for 30 presons, one for 12 persons, 6 mo. Individual membership at the Shiawassee Family YMCA, Antler Mount Gift Certificate from Log Cabin Taxidermy, Nine Holes of Golf for Four with Cart at Corunna Hills, 4 V.I.P. Passes for Bavarian Belle Riverboat, Nights lodging at Bavarian Inn Lodge Sun-Thurs., 2 tickets to A Cappella Live at The Whiting, tickets for Potter Park Zoo & Children’s Zoo, Impression 5 Science Center passes. Mackinac Island Carriage Tours passes, Nautical North Family Adventures tours in Cheboygan, tickets to Henry Ford Museum or Greenfield Village, tickets to tour Edsel & Eleanor Ford House. Also gift baskets from Upcycled Wood & Brooks Innovative Graphics, 12 dozen homemade cookies made and delivered by Kathy Raines, Mary Jane Scarlett’s Famous Toffee, Chocolate turtles made by Judy Beach, and Pam Giffei’s Carmel Corn. Engraved mounted slate clock with 1225 Train photo by Mid Michigan Monument, and Ron Raines. Gift Certificates for Estate Planning for 2 persons value $600, Estate Planning for 1 person value is $400 from Barbara BakerOmerod, American Flag from State Rep Ben Frederick, in triangle wood display case handcrafted by Ron Raines, Folding Camp Tables made by Greg Vogl, and new items are added daily. The Canned Raffle also includes handcrafted items by Donna Nault, Sandy Maynard, Susan Moore, Cindy Strien and photography by the late George Nama.
Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee is a Faith in Action non-profit that serves Shiawassee County. Volunteers primarily provide friendly visiting with the patient and the person’s family caregivers. Patient and Caregiver Education is also provided to help persons know and access all the other senior & home care services available. Volunteers are matched with a person in their own community, and usually provide 1.5-3 hours of help weekly. Volunteer opportunities also include; helping in the office, helping with events, helping with fundraisers, special projects for the persons and caregiving families served, and helping maintaining the office, building and grounds.
Individual tickets are $40, in advance and available at the Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee office at (989) 725-1127. Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee is located at 710 W. King Street, the historic home east of the Memorial Healthcare King St. entrance. The office is open M-F, and the main entrance on the parking lot side. The website is respitevolunteers.org and see the Respite Volunteer of Shiawassee facebook page. Persons needing information on respite services and persons interested in volunteering may also contact the office.