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Letter to the Editor


The Arc of Mid-Michigan 

3:54 pm

Independent Editor, 

  It is with great appreciation that we write to members of Owosso and surrounding communities for the outpouring of support for the Casey Lambert for Mr. Owosso 2023 Campaign. We were able to raise $27,772, of which $23,605.82 went directly to The Arc of Mid-Michigan in support of providing housing to clients in Shiawassee County that are homeless with cognitive, neurological and physical disabilities. The remaining $4,166.18 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 without the generous support of our sponsors, terrific business in-kind sponsors and the following event sponsors: Knights of Columbus for Mr. Owosso Kick-off; Korner Pub for hosting our Karaoke event, Sidelines Sports Bar and Capital Sports Field House for hosting the Clash of the Capital II Pro – Wrestling event and after party, Rivals Taphouse for hosting the Sports Trivia Night, Studio Owosso for hosting the Instagram Pop-Up Event, Fitness Coliseum for hosting the Lift – A – Thon, Main Beverage Company for donating a large cooler for our cooler raffle as well as The Arc of Mid-Michigan Board Members for donating an assortment of beverages to fill the cooler and for our Silent Auction, we want to thank Premier Rental – Purchase for donating a TCL 65” Roku TV, The Arc of Mid-Michigan for donating a signed Tom Izzo Basketball, Lansing Lugnuts for donating a certificate for four tickets to a Lugnuts game, Great Lakes Loon’s for donating four tickets to a Great Lakes Loon’s Game, Hi-Quality Glass for donating the MSU Infinity Mirror. For the various sports memorabilia donated to the Silent Auction we want to thank Brian Brusokas, Nate McNamara and Alex Pachen. The list of attendees is too lengthy to include but we appreciated having each and every one of you there! Special thank you to the Arc Staff and board member, Sheila Gerics for flocking and being at every event.

  We do want to express a special thank you to the family and friends of Casey Lambert and his campaign manager, Josh Dwyer. 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; Woodworth Commercial; Brent Penrod, Pro-Electric; Morgan Beilfuss, The Home Office Reality LLC.; AZEE Printing Solutions; The Arc of Mid-Michigan Bingo; McGeehan Funeral Home;

  Gold Sponsors ($500): Kevin Kregger Nelson-House Funeral Homes; Young Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC; Ordway’s Body Shop; Travis Watkins, Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes; Success Group Mortgage & Servicing; Tadrick’s Tax; Anonymous 

  Silver Sponsors ($250-$300): Premier Rental-Purchase; Mike Ardelean, CLH Insurance Company; Paul Schluckebier, Schluckebier Hood Wealth Management Group of Stifel; Kasey Granger, Art Form Salon; Daniel Mills, Comstock Motors; Mike & John Sarrazin, SLH Metals Inc.; Dave Skjaerlund, Z HALL; Freddies Party Store; Rosemarie Curnutt, Tamale Rose; Steve Gill, J & S Firestone; Josh Dwyer, Hi-Quality Glass; Bonner’s Truck Repair; Cargill; Ashleigh’s Dance Shack; Matthew Grubb, State Farm Insurance; Gilbert’s Hardware; DayStarr Communications; PEMS.   

  Other sponsors: ($100) David & Janis Beutel; ($100) Gary and Deb Bendall.  

  Marutiak Memorial Sponsorship: ($250) Shiawassee Bar Association; ($250) Zaleski Law Firm, PLC; ($100) Scott Gould, Gould Law P.C.  

  Congratulations to Casey Lambert who was crowned the 2023 Mr. Owosso! 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 $27,772! 

The Arc of Mid-Michigan 

The Arc of Mid-Michigan  was last modified: June 20th, 2023 by Karen Elford