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Little Traverse Bay Humane Society - Between Petoskey and Harbor Springs is a no kill animal shelter that is committed to the humane treatment of companion animals. Learn more please visit….
The Manna Food Project - Helps feeds area families… assuring that not one person in our distribution area is hungry…located between Petoskey and Harbor Springs, Michigan. Learn more how the Manna Food Project gives thousands of pounds of food per year to area food Pantries.
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Collars for a Cause
On Saturday June 18th, Dave Kring Chevrolet-Cadillac hosted “Collars for Cause” Adopt-A-Thon.
During this four hour event fifteen dogs, three kittens and one cat were placed into nineteen loving homes, of which Dave Kring donated $50 toward the adoption fee. During this great family event the silent auction and the cook-out also earned the society over seven hundred dollars. A big Thank you goes out to Kilwin’s Chocolate and Ice Cream for dishing out their most popular flavors of ice cream for free.
Dave Kring Recognizes past 19 years of Athena Award Winners!
Pictured left to right: Jan Mancinelli (’94), Denise Simon (’06), Maureen Nicholson (’01), Linda Hume (’99), Tina DeMoore (’09), Cameron Brunet Koch (’00), Rezzie DeVet (’10), Lisa Lemans Jessick (’02), Dianne Dinkle, President-CEO of Athena International, Jane Millar (’04), Jan Smolinski (’93), Chris Etienne (’07), Jackie Burrell (’08), Julie Norcross (’95), Julie Mainland (’98), Ann Smith (’97), Dave Kring, Lynn Duse’ (’92) Margaret Ruemenapp (’03) Missing from photo Lynn Jenks (’96)and in memory Jane Bailey (’05) deceased.
There was an impressive gathering of Petoskey leaders on Wednesday, June 22 when Dave Kring Chevrolet Cadillac hosted a luncheon of the past winners of the Athena Award. Seventeen of the 19 award recipients were on hand at Stafford’s Perry Hotel for the event which featured a keynote address by Dianne Dinkel, President and CEO of Athena International.
The Athena Award is presented each year at the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce Breakfast for Champions event to celebrate the potential of all women as valued members and leaders of the community and honors those who support them. 2011 will mark the 20th year that the award has been presented in Petoskey. It will be presented at Breakfast for Champions on Dec. 6.
Dinkel made the trip to Petoskey from Chicago where Athena International is headquartered. Her address focused on the qualities and virtues of female leaders and she connected the individuals in the room with those various qualities. She said the women attending the luncheon have been recognized for being authentic, for fostering relationships and collaborations, for being courageous, for continually learning, for being fierce advocates, and for giving back.
Dave Kring of Dave Kring Chevrolet Cadillac hosted the event and he thanked the women for all that they’ve done and for continuing to be exemplary community leaders. He presented each Athena Award winner with a rose and an engraved vase. A rose was placed at the podium in memory of Jane Bailey, a 2005 Athena Award recipient who passed away in 2009.
Athena Award winners include:
- 1992, Lynn Duse
- 1993, Janice Smolinski
- 1994, Jan Mancinelli
- 1995, Julie Norcross
- 1996, Lyn Jenks
- 1997, Ann Smith
- 1998, Judy Mainland
- 1999, Linda Hume
- 2000, Cameron Brunet-Koch
- 2001, Maureen Nicholson
- 2002, Lisa Jessick
- 2003, Margaret Ruemenapp
- 2004, Jane Millar
- 2005, Jane Bailey
- 2006, Denise Simon
- 2007, Chris Etienne
- 2008, Jackie Burrell
- 2009, Tina DeMoore
- 2010, Reezie DeVet
Meating a need
Dave Kring Chevrolet – Cadillac helps serve over 2,000 Meals!
Dave Kring Chevrolet –Cadillac has donated over 770 pounds of beef and pork to the Manna Food Project to help local food pantries help feed families in need. All the meat was purchased by Dave Kring Chevrolet –Cadillac from local 4-H students at this year’s Livestock Auction that was held at the Emmet/Charlevoix Fair in August. Pictured (left to right) Jeff Kring, Kathy Hart Executive Director of the Manna Food Project, Dave Kring, Matt Kring, Michael Walker from the Nehemiah House, Betty Jane Johnson from First Christian Church Food Pantry, Gabrielle Billion Administrative Assistant of Manna, George Willaert and Frank Babrick from Brother Dan’s Food Pantry. This annual donation follows tradition that was started by the former Chevrolet-Cadillac dealer, Budd Tallberg who helped in establishing the Manna Food Pantry over 25 years ago.