Livingston County Democrats are planning their first ever wild game dinner and golf scramble this fall to provide support to Livingston County organizations that help military veterans.
The event is set for Saturday, Oct. 12, at Ironwood Golf Club, 6902 E. Highland Rd., Howell. Proceeds will be shared with Stiggy’s Dogs, a Howell Township organization that provides support dogs to veterans with Post Traumatic Stress, and with a Brighton veterans’ post, the American Spirit Center.
"This event is part of our party’s community outreach," said Judy Daubenmier, Livingston County Democratic Party chair. "Few people realize that besides working in the political arena, Livingston County Democrats regularly collect cash, clothing and other personal items for patients at the VA Hospital in Ann Arbor, as well as donating each holiday season to Gleaners Community Food Bank and participating three times a year in the Michigan Department of Transportation’s roadside cleanup program known as Adopt-a-Highway.
"Helping make our community a better place to live is one of the core values we hold as Democrats, and this event is a fun, new 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."
Daubenmier said the party hopes to raise at least $1,000 for Stiggy’s Dogs and an additional amount for the American Spirit Center.
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 native-made crafts from around the world including baskets, carvings, and jewelry, as well as two firearms for hunting.
Sign-in for golf will begin at 9 a.m. with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. The buffet dinner will begin at 3 p.m. and end at 6 p.m. Reservations for the golf scramble and buffet dinner must be placed by Sept. 30. Reservations for the dinner only are $25 per person and must be made by Oct. 5. 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 buffalo burgers and pheasant, as well as roasts of moose, buffalo, and venison, plus all the trimmings. A vegetarian option also is available.
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, 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/page/wildgame.
For more information, contact party headquarters at (810) 229-4212 or email@example.com(Paid for by Livingston County Democratic Executive Committee, 10321 Grand River Road, Suite 600, Brighton, MI 48116. Labor donated.)