Party for a Purpose to raise funds for CCSGC

GENESEE COUNTY — July 19 saw the kickoff of the first Pub Parties for the Hungry fundraising event, in support of Catholic Charities’ three soup Kitchens. For anyone interested in some serious bar-hopping, this might be just the event for you.

Mary Stevenson, with the Catholic Charities of Shiawasee and Genesee Counties (CCSGC), stated that at the first event, held at Captain’s Quarters in Burton, she “Had a great time!” A car wash was held and burgers and hot dogs were consumed.

A head was shaved as a raffle prize manager Greg Benjamin had his head shaved and he issued a challenge to the other participating pubs, all of whom, plan to continue to raise money every Wednesday until the last event, when the pubs will receive a variety of awards.

The next event is July 24, at Paddy McGee’s in Grand Blanc, the more than 30 pubs will participate in Pub Parties for the Hungry, each holding their own fundraisers throughout Genesee County.

Community members are encouraged to help those in need by coming out to support the Pub Parties for the Hungry events. Punch cards can be picked up at any of the participating locations. Patrons who have their card punched at 10 pub party events, can bring it to the Harvest Hoe- Down for the Hungry at Wild Spurs, on October 25, 2014, to be entered into a drawing.

The grand prize, provided by FOX 103.9, is tickets for two at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio; a four-night hotel stay; dinner at the Hard Rock Café; and an Excursion Cruise. Second prize is a 50” Flat Screen HD TV, and third prize is an outdoor storage container and solar lights. The punch card holder must be present to win and must show valid ID to claim a prize.

Event sponsors include Fox 103.9, The Genesee County Compassion Club, and Shiawassee Harley Davison. For more information, visit Pub Parties for the Hungry on Facebook, or Catholic Charities website,

Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties has been Providing Help and Creating Hope for those in need since 1941, serving all people regardless of faith. This diverse social services agency offers an array of programs including counseling, substance use treatment, prevention and education, foster care, adoption, the Holy Angels Community Closet and Holy Angels Warming Center as well as the North End, Holy Angels and South Flint Soup Kitchens. — P.S.

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