Join United Way for Celebrity Server Night at Spike’s

With our April 1 deadline just days away, Crawford County United Way is hoping one final fundraiser will boost its 2017 Allocation Fund to a more comfortable level.

Each year, Crawford County United Way (CCUW) invites local human services agencies to apply for funding to help reach their program goals in areas such as health, nutrition and education. Importantly, the process of reviewing these applications serves this community well by monitoring needs versus resources, and keeps CCUW in touch with changes and trends.

“The more we can raise, the more we can give,” said Executive Director Cheryll Ruley. “Our local agencies are hoping to receive funding comparable to 2016 levels and we hope everyone will help us make that happen.”

On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Spike’s Keg ‘O’ Nails in Grayling, CCUW will hold its 6th annual LAST BLAST Celebrity Server Night. All tips and 10% of all food and non-alcoholic beverage sales will be donated to CCUW by Spike’s.

Celebrities that evening will include Chad Patterson of Acting Up Theater Company, Grayling High School senior Seth Patterson, Hayley Strohpaul of Grayling Regional Chamber of Commerce, Rae Gosling of Grayling Main Street, Heather Tait of AuSable Canoe Marathon Committee, and Ashley Tobias of Tahiti Tans. Diners are encouraged to “hassle the help” and tip them accordingly for the cause.

CCUW is accepting tips online prior to, during, and after the event for those who may not be able to come for dinner. Go to and click on the Donate button at the top of the page. Be sure to indicate which server you are tipping. “We would love to see some light-hearted competition online between the servers,” said Ruley. “It would be great for our community.”

“Please come out. Bring the whole family and all of your friends,” urged Ruley, “and bring your appetites and smiles, too. We look forward to seeing you at Celebrity Server Night.”


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