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Respite Volunteers, St. Patrick’s Party Committee

11:05 am

Independent Editor,
The Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee’s St. Patrick’s Party planners wish to thank everyone who contributed to make our recent annual event another great success. We thank Richard Lahmann and Harold Smith for playing keyboard and the jazz ensemble, “Reel Lounge” featuring Dr. Doug Strong and Mary Jo Damm-Strong, Russell Beaudoin, Harold Smith, and Tom Perkin for entertaining our guests with Irish melodies and jazz standards during dinner. Thank you to Sparkles the Clown who set the mood with her over-the-top St. Patrick’s bling. We also thank Auctioneer, Ben Glardon, who motivated the crowd during the live auction. A special thank you to Laura Burroughs for stepping in as emcee for the evening.
The planning committee would like to thank the many sponsors for the St. Patrick’s Party. Pot of Gold Sponsors included: Jackie Hurd, Betty Janego, the Family of C. Diz Clark in memory of Diz Clark, Rev. John and Lois Walworth, John and Terry Skidmore, Care-N-Assist, Salander Agency- Farm Bureau Insurance and Meijer. Rainbow Sponsors included: Carol Nama in memory of George Nama, Attorney Dave and Debbie Stewart, Slingerland Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM FIAT, Shattuck Specialty Advertising, Lloyd and Wanda Lamphere, Young Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC, Nelson-House Funeral Homes, St. Paul Catholic Church, The Meadows of Owosso, Signature Ford Lincoln, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Marty and Suzette Reich, Travis and Amber Watkins and Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes.
Mark and Elaine Suter, Dr. Steven Hollister and Attorney Patrick Marutiak sponsored the printing of the programs and RH Meihls & Associates sponsored the printing of the tickets.
Shamrock Sponsors included: Hugh and Mary Parker, Ron and Marie Schaar, David and Lori Stechschulte Jr.-Stechschulte Gas & Oil, State Senator Rick and Charlene Jones, Chuck and Loretta Rolfes, Johnny V’s Smokehouse, State Representative Ben Frederick, Becky Chargo, Dr. Terrence and Beth Johnson, Indian Trails Inc., Mike and Mary Kay Larsen – Larsens Appraisals, Renee Fisher, Oakes-Fisher-Civille Insurance, Mary Jane Scarlett and Susan Giberson, Dr. Doug Strong and Mary Jo Damm-Strong, Dr. Daniel Williams and Diane Cutler, Durand Senior Care & Rehab Center, Derald and Cathy Cramner, Jeff and Heather Deason, J & S Sales and Service Inc., Corunna Mills Feed LLC, Eye Care Associates of Owosso, P.C., Kiwanis Club of Owosso, Mike and Pat Elliott, Andrews Hooper Pavlik PLC.
We also wish to thank the hundreds of donors of canned raffle prizes, door prizes and live auction items. Please see our website:, for a list of the auction items and donors. Thank you to our loyal guests and a special thank you to our many volunteers who make this event possible.
For more information about our services and wish list, please see our website, Photos of the event are also available online.

Respite Volunteers
St. Patrick’s Party Committee

Respite Volunteers, St. Patrick’s Party Committee was last modified: April 3rd, 2017 by Karen Elford