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THE GARDEN PARTY northern Michigan — saturday, september 7, 2019

Fantastic food, fabulous cars, fine wine will be served up at the Garden Party Northern Michigan on Saturday, September 7, 2019, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Harris Gardens at North Central Michigan College in Petoskey. The event will benefit scholarships for North Central’s manufacturing programs.

This 300-guest wine and food gala will feature exceptional regional cuisine prepared by the area’s finest restaurants, paired with extraordinary wine featured and distributed by Great Lakes Wine and Spirits. Guests are encouraged to wear their best garden party chic (including hats for the ladies). In addition, there will be a handsome display of classic cars.

The Garden Party Foundation was founded by Elizabeth and Sydney L. Ross. The Garden Party event was initiated by the J. Lewis Cooper Family and Elizabeth and Sydney L. Ross Foundation (owners of Great Lakes Wine and Spirits) eleven years ago to benefit trade and occupational programs at southeast Michigan community colleges. Since 2016, they are sponsoring an additional event in Northern Michigan to benefit North Central. To date, $168,000 has been raised for scholarships and equipment!

The Garden Party event was initiated and is maintained by The J. Lewis Cooper family and Elizabeth and Sydney L. Ross Foundation. The purpose of The Garden Party is to create a pleasant Sunday afternoon that is pleasing to the eye, the palate, and for its charitable aspect — pleasing to the soul. The Garden Party Foundation’s mission is to support multiple local charities and use money raised to support Michigan causes. The foundation also aims to make The Garden Party the finest and most prominent food and wine event in the state.