19th Annual Flamingo Fling Soars despite Restrictions

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The continued COVID restrictions regarding mass gatherings pushed this year’s Flamingo Fling event to an on-line auction for the second year in a row. This year’s event include 152 ladies bidding on 128 auction items during the week of May 2nd. The event concluded at 9:00 p.m. Friday, May 7th and tallied over $57,700.00 for gross proceeds. The ladies bid 1,665 times on the 128 auction items that were generously donated by business, clubs and individuals. The event was further supported by a number of cash sponsors who all donated $100.00 or more to help support the event! A huge thank you to all our many prize donor. Thanks also to this year’s cash sponsors that include, Chemical Bank, Dave Hall Chevrolet, C & M Homes, Team One Credit Union, Eastern Michigan Bank, Nutrien Ag. Solutions, Tri-County Equipment, Kohler Propane, Suzette C. Walker, Rick & Donna Foster, Men of Steel, Tanton Family Farms, The Goodtimers, Blooming Crazy and More, Jim’s Plumbing & Heating, Port Sanilac Tree Farm, Kirkpatrick Farms, Apsey Insurance, RCA Trucking, Greenstone Farm Credit Services, Dayna & Jennifer Parpart, Main Law, Ball Equipment, Law Office of Scott Radloff, Ball Agency Insurance, James Young, Jeddo Lions Club, Albrecht Sand & Gravel, Deckerville League of Women, Kevin & Flo Vogel, Vanderpoel Trucking, Attorney Elizabeth Weisenbach, Scott Long CPA, Lake Huron Lodge, Northstar Bank, Minden City Lions, Nelson Mfg., Village Lock up, R & G Hooper Farms, Exchange State Bank, Wilbur-Ellis, Brennon Miller Masonry, Attorney Michael Mitchell, Town & County Animal Care, Destiny Plastics, DTE Foundation, Hills and Dales Hospital, McKenzie Health Systems, Ben’s Mighty Mole Directional Boring, Delphne Peruski, Paul & Rochelle Rich, Sandusky Dental/Sanilac Smiles, Marlette Roofing & Sheet Metal, Still Waters Christian Counseling Center, B&D Party Store, Julie Nash-Flanders Attorney at Law, Benchwarmers, Mark & Ann Davidson, Todd Insurance Agency, Buds and Busches Garden Club, Paula Paterson, Marjorie Maher, Eunice Kreger, Joyce Pagel, Tammy Barker, Diane Mushenski, and Jeanne Lohela all who kindly sent a check to support our event!
The lucky winner of the Lady Luck Raffle was Karol Mezo. Karol was pretty happy to select the Lady Luck Raffle prize of $1,000.00 cash!
The Sanilac Area Violence Council holds the annual Flamingo Fling to raise funds to support the Eva’s Place shelter. Eva’s Place is Sanilac County’s only emergency residential shelter for women and children fleeing domestic violence, sexual assault or homelessness. With the generous support of so many, the shelter will be receiving over $55,000.00 from this year’s event to help support the shelter’s annual operating costs. The SAVE Council wishes to extend sincere thanks to all our sponsors and everyone involved. For additional information, please check out our Eva’s Place website at: www.evasplaceshelter.org and like and follow our Eva’s Place Facebook page to keep up to date on our upcoming events. We are starting to work on our annual Glow Walk on June 24th at the Diamond Trail walking trail and our Polynesian Putt Moonlight Golf on August 27th.

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