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Toast 2018



Char-Em United Way's fifth annual Toast to Literacy fundraising event is a Mardi Gras Party! Plan to join us on February 10, 2018 at Castle Farms in Charlevoix. The event will again focus on delightful libations from local breweries and vineyards as well as a delicious food competition by select caterers.  Toast to Literacy will take place in the lower level of Castle Farms from 7 to 10pm and will feature wine/beer/mead tastings, food, a silent auction, and live music.  All proceeds will benefit the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL), a literacy initiative sponsored by Char-Em United Way. The Imagination Library provides free books to children from birth to age five in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties.

Mardi Gras themed clothing is encouraged, but not required.

Advance tickets are $30 and can be purchased HERE, or will be available at the door for $35. per person.









Thank you to our generous 2018 sponsors!

Community Business Sponsors



Small Business Sponsors




Exclusive Media Sponsor


 Food and Beverage are provided by:

Food Vendors
Beverage Vendors
Grey Gables
Petoskey Farms
Pigs Eatin Ribs
Spare Key
Boyne City Tap Room
Bee Well Meadery
Wine Guys
Cheboygan Brewery
Right Brain Brewery
Beards Brewery

Entertainment Includes


      Magician, Jania Taylor


Thank you to the 2018 Planning and Host Committees!


Planning Committee


Host Committee

Anora O’Connor, Chair


Steve and Meg Andreae

Darrell Lawson

Alissa Post


Kate Cwikiel

Scott MacKenzie

Dee Vincent


Sarah George

Jamie McLane

Jen Rekasi


Dave and Sonya Gerathy

Alison and Gary Mellon

Joanne Curtis


Amy Gillard

Charie Metevia

Martha Lancaster


Jill Haan

Val Meyerson

Susan Herard


Susan and Bruce Herard

Jeffrey Neill

Jessica Shaw


Stephanie Jones

Dibby and Scott Smith



Martha Lancaster

Aaron Steppe