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Ludington Boat Club to Host 27th Annual Fish Fry/Boil and Auction in Support of Hospice of Michigan

Ludington, Michigan, July 16, 2015 – The Ludington Boat Club will hold its 27th Annual Fish Fry/Boil and Auction to benefit Hospice of Michigan on Saturday, Aug. 15.

The event will be held 1 to 7 p.m. at the Ludington Boat Club, 502 Lake St. Organizers plan to serve more than 1,000 meals of boiled salmon, fried pollack, french fry baskets, side dishes and homemade desserts. There is a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. The event will also include a raffle, live auction and silent auction.

Auction items this year will again include tickets to the Detroit Lions and golf outings. The Boat Club is still accepting donations for auction items and is particularly looking for charter trips, sporting event tickets, fishing equipment and other items. The organization will again raffle a handmade quilt by Country Quilters Guild.

“We are incredibly proud to once again support the great work Hospice of Michigan does in our community,” said Steve Leedham, commodore for the Boat Club. “This fun, family-friendly afternoon is a great way for our community to gather, enjoy great food and support an organization that serves so many in need in our community.

“Funds from this event will stay in the Ludington area, benefiting families who need compassionate care at the end of life. The Ludington Boat Club supports the good work that Hospice of Michigan does every day in our community.”

Since its inception, the Ludington Fish Fry/Boil has raised more than $263,000 in support of Hospice of Michigan. HOM annually serves nearly 250 patients in the area, or an average of 50 patients each day. HOM works to provide quality of life at the end of life for all without regard to age, diagnosis or ability to pay.

The silent auction will begin at 1 p.m. and the live auction will begin at 3 p.m

To donate items or for more information, contact Deb Davis at 616.498.4550 or ddavis@hom.org.

About Hospice of Michigan
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. The nonprofit cares for more than 1,700 patients each day, raising more than $4 million each year to cover the cost of care for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life, including At Home Support™, our advanced illness management program, community-based palliative care and pediatric care programs. HOM provides grief support and counseling, caregiver education and support, and education programs for physicians and health care professionals through its research, training and education arm, the Hospice of Michigan Institute. For more information, call 888.247.5701 or visit www.hom.org.

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