12 January | Government Shutdown Coast Guard Fundraiser | Live Entertainment

Thank you Traverse City for supporting the USCG. We raised enough to take care of the families at the Traverse City Air Station

Grand Traverse County, Michigan --Freshwater Events and VFW Cherryland Post 2780 are teaming up to produce a fundraising event to benefit the families of the Traverse City Coast Guard station.

All year long we are so deeply blessed to have a Coast Guard able and ready 24/7 to rescue us from our folly and emergency situations.

We intend to show our "Coasties" some Traverse City style lovin' and make sure that nobody falls through the cracks, or lacks for food, heat, medical needs and other essentials during the Government Shutdown. FREE | A FAMILY/CHILD FRIENDLY EVENT

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Volunteers@FreshwaterEvents.com and tell us how you'd like to help out.

Live Entertainment | Door at 6pm

Come for the music, stay for the fine food and delicious beverages.Featuring Performances by thirteen wonderful Traverse City musicians.


    • Please make your checks out to VFW Cherryland Post 2780 | Relief Fund
    • We will also be accepting donations by cash, credit card, or check at the event.

      Kayla, we have not forgotten Coast Guard Families

      A Coast Guard spouse has thought about returning her son's Christmas gifts
      The shutdown has been a stressful time for some US Coast Guard families, as about 42,000 service members are being forced to work without pay. Kayla says she feels like the Coast Guard has been forgotten in the shutdown, even though it's a branch of the military tasked with protecting Americans. Kayla, whose husband serves in the Coast Guard, says it took a toll on the holiday season.

      A local resource for Shutdown Assistance and a places where you may make cash contributions can be found here http://ShutDownHelp.us