Friends of Clare County Parks and Recreation is a 501(c)3 non-profit volunteer organization.
Join us on April 7, 2018, 5:00-8:00 pm for the 9th Annual GATEWAY AFFAIR, a evening of fun, food and entertainment to raise funds to support parks and recreation in Clare County, Pere-Marquette Rail Trail Extension Project, and the Friends Grant Program. Tickets are just $50. Call Don Kolander to purchase tickets, 989-539-7805, or buy them at the door.
The 2018 Gateway Affair is a fun-filled evening; the $50/ticket cost includes: a steak dinner, fabulous door prizes, music, live auction, 50/50 drawing, a reverse raffle with cash prizes of $1,500, $1,000 and $500, that will go to the last three people whose tickets are drawn (do not have to be present to win), as well as an update on the Pere Marquette Rail-Trail and a slide presentation by Bob Guiliani on Isle Royale National Park. Also there will be an update on the Pere-Marquette Rails Trail Extension Project.
Friends works closely with the Clare County Parks and Recreation Commission, as well as local groups and individuals to improve parks throughout the county, increase recreational opportunities for our residents and visitors and increase awareness of Clare’s great natural resources.
We raise funds, which we distribute through recreational grants to qualified individuals, organizations and local government agencies. We also assist with sponsorship and hosting of events.
Why Support Friends of Clare County Parks and Recreation? Clare County is an outdoor paradise, with more than 56,000 acres of state forests, 300 miles of rivers, 55 miles of ORV and 28 miles of snowmobile trails, and more than 81 lakes, many with public access that offer great boating and fishing opportunities. Our county also has four public golf courses, several dedicated biking and/or hiking trails, a ski resort, zip line course and much more.
Like so many counties, little in the way of funding is available to improve our parks or offer recreational opportunities to children or adults with limited income or with disabilities or to help community groups or local government units. Because of the support we enjoy from our donors, we are able to provide small grants to those who are working to make Clare County a better place to live and visit. We hope you will join with us.