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The Curwood Festival

11:05 am

Editor, The Independent:

Are you looking for a meaningful way to get involved in your community? Is your nonprofit organization or service club looking for a fundraising opportunity? Did they receive an invitation letter this past week from Curwood Festival? If not, then you might want them to consider participating in one or more of the fundraising programs available through the Festival.

In 2015, thirty-five area nonprofits, service clubs and organizations raised a combined total of $41,789. “How,” you might ask.

Nineteen groups earned a combined total of $4,550 or $239.47 each by sponsoring one of the Festival’s commercial food vendors for $30 annual membership dues and provided six volunteer hours. Two groups paid $30 annual membership dues and had their own food booths netting a combined profit of $5,388 for their hard work.

Two organizations paid $30 annual membership dues choosing to hold their own events before and during the Festival clearing $5,037.

One organization opted to participate in the Mr. Owosso Contest and earned $21,427.

Three school bands performed during the parade and earned $1,500 for their scholarship programs and five Shriners groups received $1,550 for their performances.

Five clubs provided labor to the Festival Entertainment Tent and earned $2,337 for their efforts.

If interested in joining these 35 organizations and getting your “piece of the pie,” contact Sherri Bakos at (989) 723-2161, Tuesday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for further information. Application deadline is February 1, 2016.

Curwood Festival is a 501(c)4 organization dedicated “To celebrate the life of author/conservationist, James Oliver Curwood, by organizing, promoting, and conducting family events using the efforts and resources of volunteers, businesses, nonprofit organizations and governmental units to enhance the economic and community image of Curwood Country.”

The Curwood Festival

The Curwood Festival was last modified: December 9th, 2015 by Karen Elford