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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.










Thank you to our generous 2018 sponsors!

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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).

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