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Char-Em United Way

Toast 2019



Char-Em United Way's sixth annual Toast to Literacy fundraising event is a Mardi Gras Party! Plan to join us on February 23, 2019 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 $50 and can be purchased HERE, or will be available at the door for $55. per person.








Catering Competition

East Park Tavern

Frenh Quarter New Orleans Bistro

Grey Gables

Pigs Eatin' Ribs

Wineguys Restaurant Group

Beverages provided by:

1918 Cellars

Mackinaw Trail Winery & Brewery

Petoskey Farms

Resort Pike Cidery & Winery

Spare Key Winery


Thank you to our generous 2019 sponsors!

Krewe Sponsors

Bickersteth, Brown & Associates Wealth Advisors

Charlevoix State Bank

Pat O'Brien - Charlevoix

Petoskey Plastics

Wojan Window & Door



Busker Sponsors

 Barron Title Agency

Bingham Insurance

Central Drug

Charlevoix Veterinary Hospital

Huntington Bank 

Exclusive Media Sponsor

Preview of the Silent Auction

We are currently soliciting silent auction donations. If you are interested in donating,
please contact Rebeca Otto by e-mail ( or by phone (231-881-2591).

Entertainment Includes