2012-07-05 / Community

Search and Rescue team to raise funds with raffle

ESCANABA – Volunteers from the Delta County Search and Rescue Team are holding their 2nd Annual Raffle and Benefit Dinner on Sept. 6 to help address emergency response needs.

The fundraiser will be held at the Rapid River Lions Club at 10491 S. Main Street in Rapid River. The event runs from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Raffle tickets are one for $5 or three for $10. Some of the raffle prizes include: a Marlin Lever Action 45-70 Guide Gun, Wilderness Pungo 120 Kayak, a five-hour fishing charter with Captain John Gudwer, portable gas grill, 18 holes of golf with carts for four, among others. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the following locations:

• D&M Subs, 110 N. 14th St., Escanaba

• D&M Subs, 5 S. 10th St., Gladstone

• Mike Sands State Farm Insurance, 331 North 30th St., Escanaba

• Flat Rock Grocery, 3703 County 416 20th Rd., Gladstone

• Cornell Store, 3010 County 426 24th Rd., Cornell

• Perkins Store, 11894 State Highway M35, Perkins.

Any businesses or individuals interested in donating prizes for the fundraiser, or making a financial contribution, can contact Peter DeHaan, fundraiser chairman, at 384-6781 or 398- 7122.

The Search and Rescue Team, operating under the auspices of the Delta County Sheriff Office, is comprised of 20 trained volunteers. Volunteers are oncall 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Established in 1985, the team covers 1,177 square miles that consists of a variety of terrain of woodlands, area waterways, including over 200 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. The highly trained volunteers respond to situations such as ice rescue, missing persons, swift water rescue, high angle, and evacuations.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will help the team purchase needed equipment and attend vital training to enhance emergency response. Delta County Search and Rescue Team is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DCSARMI.

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