Local artists have once again generously donated pieces for the event to be showcased in a silent auction. In years past, their generous donations along with the hard work of many individuals have led to our annual event being a success and we are happy to announce the upcoming event "Arti Gras 2013" to be held Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Apple Mountain Resort in Freeland, MI.

The event will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m and once again it will be hosted by Barb Sheltraw and Jim Kramer from the KCQ Morning Crew (who did an excellent job of hosting our previous events). Joining our event for the first time will be the band "Robert Lee Revue", thanks to a generous sponsorship by Saginaw Medical Federal Credit Union. We are very excited to have live music featured at our festive event.

Gift baskets donated by local businesses and community members will also be featured.

Please contact Sam at (989)583-0152 to purchase tickets for this fun fundraising event!

This year's event will feature hearty hors d'oeuvres (enough to be dinner), desserts, and a complimentary wine station.

Some of the featured artists include: Sherri Addy, Debbie Anger, Dawn Banning, Keith Downing, Lois Figard, Tammy Flewelling, Debra Jackson, Harry Jobs, Sheryl Kendrick, Kitty Kay Artisans, Janice Knuth-Gordon, Dan Kurkendall, Ruth Kurkendall, Chuck Lightfoot, Katrina Linske, Robert Luskey, Deb Martin, Susie McColgan, Sharril McNally, Mary Morin, Purple Sage - Sara Jean, Henry Reyna, Leslie Reynolds, Toby Robertson, Ruth Rushlow, Janet Taylor, Chris Thompson, Mari Zimmerman Thompson, Janice Wheeler, Brian Wood, Barbara Zimmerman and many more.

Our event also includes a silent auction made up of many donations given by generous community members. This year, we are featuring donations from: Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Apple Mountain, Apple Valley Golf Course in West Branch, Central Michigan University, Covenant HealthCare, Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad, Dawn of a New Day, The Dow Event Center, Family Video, Flint Institute of Arts, Fralia's, The Gourmet Cupcake Shoppe, The Henry Ford Museum, Jake's Old City Grill, Longway Planetarium, Marv Herzog Hotel, Meijer, Northeastern Paint Supply Co., Residence Inn by Marriott, the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchesta, Saginaw Children's Zoo, Saginaw Valley State University Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Scenic Golf and Country Club in Caseville, Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, St. Mary's of Michigan, Sullivan's Black Forest Brew Haus, Target, Timeless Treasures, Tri-City Motor Speedway, Window Decor and More, Zehnder's Splash Village and more to come.