Aerie, auxiliary & Eagles Riders donate goods, share goodwill for others
IMLAY CITY — On Saturday, Dec. 10, the Imlay City Eagles #4082 aerie, auxiliary and Eagle Riders made a trio of donations to various local causes.
The good tidings took place at the Eagles’ 2022 Children’s Christmas Fundraiser, whose admission required attendees to make $10 gift donations.
The dinner menu featured various soup options, along with grilled cheese sandwiches, submarine sandwiches and desserts.
The annual fundraiser featured a Chinese auction, silent auction, live auction, a 50/50 drawing, and containers of toys destined for Holiday Depot of Lapeer County.
Among the recipients of the Eagles’ support was the Imlay City Police Department, whose check was presented by event chairperson, Betty Rozek.
Rozek later acknowledged the following individuals for their support: Betty Mason, Susan Sump, Dave Sump, Mary Ferris, Meg Thomas, Pat Arnaud, Dawn Crawford, Karla Dahn, Donna Broda, Danielle Dipka, Steve Depa, Bill and Bonnie, Denese Richmond, Dan and Andrea Shephard, Cathy Schenk, Sue Taylor, Honour Stoutenburg, Deb Hopp, Melissa Brousseau, Ryan Good, Marty and Tammy Jurn, and Audrey Woodruff.
Woodruff, who manages Imlay City’s Heatherton Place Assisted Living facility, was representing ‘Audrey’s Angels,’ an organization whose mission is to enrich the lives of the elderly living in small group homes through live music.
Local businesses acknowledged for their support included: Die-Tech, Marjeanne’s Creations, Bellow Woods, Jet’s Pizza, Bomb Burgers, Glamour Paws, Dryden Bar & Grill, Mill Street Station, I. C. Strikes, Treve’s Pizza, La Borans and Imlay City Pennzoil.
“We appreciate everyone’s time and donations and thank all those who attended our event,” Rozek concluded.
The generosity did not end there. In keeping with the holiday spirit, last Wednesday and Thursday (Dec. 21-22) Eagles members filled and distributed food baskets to local families experiencing hardship, along with Christmas gifts for their children.
“We could not have done this without everyone’s help and participation,” Rozek said. “We want to thank everyone that donated money, food, gifts, hats and gloves to those needing them.” She added that remaining hats and gloves will be donated to local schools.
“Thank you also to our grocery shoppers, who loaded up six carts full of food,” she continued. “Special thanks to our Chairperson Betty Rozek, Denese Shipman, Kelly Nagy Cramer, Ruby Rutherford, Pat Hunter Arnaud and Zoey and Betty Mason.
“Again, it has been a big success.
Imlay City Eagles Club Auxiliary Officer Betty Mason can be reached at 810-834-7668.
Tom Wearing started at the Tri-City Times in 1989, covering the Village of Capac as a beat reporter. He later served stints as assistant editor and editor. Today, he covers Imlay City and Almont as a staff writer. He enjoys music and plays drums and sings with various musical groups in the Detroit Metropolitan area.