Press Release – Taste of Creole Dinner

15 05 2009

From a Williamston Area Chamber of Commerce press release….

A Taste of Creole Dinner, 6/25/09, Williamston. The Williamston Community Library Foundation (WCLF) presents its 4th annual “Taste of the World” fundraising dinner. Thursday, June 25, 2009, at 7 pm, under a tent at 226 & 304 W. Grand River Ave. (site of the future library). Featuring Creole cuisine, catered by Gumbo & Jazz. Entertainment, silent auction, lots of fun! $35 adult, $15 children. Tickets available at the Williamston Library (201 School Street), Independent Bank of Williamston (1245 W. Grand River Rd.), or by calling 517-655-5140 or 517-655-1047.

Funds will go toward building Williamston a much needed, adequate library. Ask to see the architect’s drawings. WCLF is a 501(c)(3).


Press Release – Bennigan’s and United Way Fundraiser

7 10 2008

From a press release.

Bennigan’s and United Way Team Up to Benefit Local Charities!

WHO: Capital Area United Way

     Special Guest Hosts and Bartenders including

     Mike Brown, President, Capital Area United Way (Okemos location, 11am – 1pm)

     Kelli Ellsworth-Etchinson, Vice President of Sales and Business Development, LAFCU  (W. Saginaw location, 11am – noon)

     Jessica Danou, Assistant Attorney General, State of Michigan (Okemos, 3pm – 4pm)

WHAT: Bennigan’s is “living united” by supporting the United Way’s annual fundraising campaign to meet the needs of the greater Lansing community.

WHEN: 11:00 a.m. – midnight

Thursday, October 9, 2008

WHERE: Bennigan’s Grill and Tavern

West Lansing Location Okemos Location

(On North side of M-43 2085 W. Grand River Ave.

between Canal & Creyts Rds) Okemos, MI 48864

718 Delta Commerce Dr. 517-349-2321

Lansing, MI 48917 517-349-6751 (fax)


517-327-0839 (fax)

DETAILS: The United Way is making it easy and appetizing for Lansing residents to give back to their community. The Capital Area United Way will be hosting a fundraising event at two local Bennigan’s Grill and Tavern locations on Thursday, October 9th from 11:00 a.m. until close. Diners need only to present an event flyer, available at, to their server and Bennigan’s will donate a percentage of the bill to the Capital Area United Way. The event will feature special guest hosts and bartenders.

A portion of each bill, including dine-in, to-go, curbside and party platter orders, will go to the Capital Area United Way’s Community Investment Fund. Donations will help support emergency assistance, youth development, job retention, and a variety of other critical services in the greater Lansing area.

Press Release – Arts Council and Red Cross Seek Artist Submissions

15 07 2008

The American Red Cross and the Arts Council of Greater Lansing are looking for talented artists.

Lansing, Mich.The American Red Cross, Mid-Michigan chapter, with the support of the Arts Council of Greater Lansing is seeking an artist to design an image that will be used to help promote the 18th annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser held on October 14, 2008.

Empty Bowls was originally brought to Lansing in 1990 by a group of local potters who wanted to help fight hunger in the community.  The potters believed that by creating and donating original ceramic bowls to a fundraising event fit the concept.  The purchaser of each bowl would be allowed to take home that bowl as a reminder that there are hungry people in the community, and the proceeds would benefit the local food pantry and community kitchen network. Read the rest of this entry »

Little Ceasar’s Pizza Kit Fundraiser

25 06 2008

One of my cousin has a daughter that’s just getting to the age where they have sell anything and everything for school to raise money for clubs, programs, etc.  My absolute favorite of any fundraiser I’ve ever had to do myself or buy is the Little Ceasar Pizza Kits

I’m blogging about this because it was dinner tonight.  I made my girlfriend a salad, but didn’t want that myself.  When I opened the freezer, the box jumped out at me.  The most impressive thing about these pizzas is that they actually taste like Little Ceasar pizza.  Growing up, we would eat at Little Ceasar once every couple weeks.  When they company was having trouble, the store we went to went away, so there was a good chunk of my teen years with no Little Ceasar’s. Read the rest of this entry »