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Outreach East to hold event this weekend

RICHFIELD TWP. — The biggest fundraiser of the year for Outreach East in Davison is the Thunder for Hunger Poker Run and Rock Out Hunger Party.

A $10 per person donation for the Poker Run includes admission to the Rock Out Hunger party and a chance to win cash prizes.

Registration for the Poker Run starts at 10 a.m. with the ride leaving at 1 p.m.

The time and talent shared by the bands and volunteers is donated so Outreach can have the most profitable event possible.

Bring your friends and come out for good food, great music and fun in support of Outreach East. Outreach serves families in need in and around the Davison area. — G.G.

Faris encourages state essay contest entries

LANSING — State Rep. Pam Faris (D-Clio) is encouraging those who face mobility challenges to apply for the David Pollie Classic essay contest, sponsored by the Michigan Operation Freedom Outdoors through the state Department of Natural Resources. The contest winner will be awarded with an Action Trackchair, an all-terrain electronic wheelchair that will help those with mobility challenges take advantage of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.

The contest is in memory of David Pollie, who became paralyzed after an injury he sustained at a young age, but remained an avid outdoorsman throughout his life.

His traditional wheelchair limited his ability to spend time hunting with his brothers outdoors, which lead him and his family to begin a fundraiser to purchase a Trackchair. With the help of his friends and family, he raised half the money he needed, but fell short of the full amount.

An anonymous donor ultimately contributed the remaining amount for Pollie to purchase his Trackchair.

The David Pollie Classic essay contest is open to Michigan residents only from June 1-30. Applicants may only apply once, and must submit a two-minute video or a one-page essay with an entry form detailing why they should be awarded the Trackchair.

The essay may be entered by the applicant themselves, or by friends and family members on their behalf. The online entry form can be found at david-pollie.

Please contact Michigan Operation Freedom Outdoors at 989-277-0524 for complete contest rules and eligibility requirements. — G.G.

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