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Gary Kanan Lynn Grubb, Campaign Co-Chair Russ Seigel, Campaign Co-Chair Staff and Board of The Arc Shiawassee

11:31 am

Independent Editor,
It is with great appreciation that we write to members of Owosso and surrounding communities for the outpouring of support for the Gary Kanan for Mr. Owosso 2016 Campaign. We were able to raise $12,223, of which $11,000 went directly to the Arc Shiawassee in support of their advocacy and support programs to children, teens, and adults throughout Shiawassee County that have cognitive, neurological, and physical disabilities. The remaining $1,223 was donated to the Curwood Festival Committee to assist in the overall cost of providing this annual festival in Owosso.
We would not have been able to exceed our goal of $10,000 without the generous support of our t-shirt sponsors, terrific business in-kind sponsors, and the following events: Hot Spot Mr. Owosso Kick-off; 3 on 3 Basketball tournament; Korner Pub Celebrity Bartender Night with the staff, Rob, and the B-sides; Eat at Greg & Lou’s Day for Gary Kanan; Euchre Tournament at the Eagles Club; Fire Keepers Casino Bus Trip; Tiki Party and Silent Auction at the Owosso Elks Lodge (multiple local donors); OHS Honor Society Car Wash at Advanced Auto Parts; Mexican Dinner at The Owosso Elks Lodge; Arc/OPS Lunches; Billiards Tournament at Rainbow Bar; Patio Party at the Korner Pub with the Black Barn Band; and the Mr. Owosso Finale. The list of attendees and volunteers is too lengthy to include but we appreciated having each and every one of you there!
We do want to express a special thank you to the family and friends of the Kanan family and Arc Shiawassee Board. Our efforts could not have been promoted without the amazing support that we received from all of them. Our t-shirt and general donation sponsors included: Platinum Sponsors ($1,000) Dr. Ayaz Jafri, Mid-Michigan Dental Center; Gold Sponsors ($500) Usama & Shelly Safi, Law Office of Patrick Marutiak, Young Chevrolet-Cadillac-Buick-GMC; Silver Sponsors ($250 or more) CLH Insurance Agency, Main Beverage Co., Nelson House Funeral Home (Kregger Family), The Arc Shiawassee Bingo, Landstar Transportation Logistics, OMG Spa – Terresa Plowman, DC Chiropractor, State Farm Insurance – Matthew Grubb, Mrs. Jana Kurrle, Owosso Eagles #851, Indian Trails, Inc., William C. Brown, P.C.; Other sponsors: Selleck & Sons Real Estate, Healthfirst Pharmacy, Rebecca McClear PLC, Dr. Van Alstine, Patricia Sanderson, Aamazon Legal Services, PLLC – Barbara BakerOmerod, Jennifer Manausa, T. Bridges Attorney at Law, Signature Ford, Richard Burlingame PC, Thompson Company, Ashley & Zaleski PC, Shawn Gallagher, Jan Beutel, Peter Marutiak, Rosemary Bocek, Cindy Sumbera, Sue & Ivan Findlay, Laurel Robb; and all families who donated to The Arc Flamingo Flocking.
Even though Gary did not win this year, we are proud of the positive campaign that we had and our ability to include youth and families in some of the events. Thank you, again, for such a supportive community that enabled us to raise $12,223!

Gary Kanan
Lynn Grubb, Campaign Co-Chair
Russ Seigel, Campaign Co-Chair
Staff and Board of The Arc Shiawassee

Gary Kanan Lynn Grubb, Campaign Co-Chair Russ Seigel, Campaign Co-Chair Staff and Board of The Arc Shiawassee was last modified: June 27th, 2016 by Karen Elford