March Mingle goes Hollywood


Tickets are on sale for the March 21 March Mingle to be held at Tecumseh High School.

The 25th annual March Mingle fundraiser for Community Learning Connections (CLC) of Tecumseh Public Schools will take place Saturday, March 21 at Tecumseh High School, 760 Brown St. The event, with a theme of “Hollywood Nights,” is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the nonprofit, which supports Tecumseh Public Schools students by focusing on the provision of students’ basic needs, school climate programs, tutoring and mentoring, summer programs, post-secondary and career development and family supports.

Hollywood Nights will take place from 6-10 p.m., and food from 13 different restaurants will be available from 6-7:30 p.m. The event will feature silent and live auctions, as well as raffles and games of chance. DJ Joe Tuckey will provide musical entertainment.

Businesses providing food for Hollywood Nights are 3 Dudes & Dinner, Tuckey’s Big Boy, Tecumseh Brewing Company, Doll n’ Burgers, Salsarias, Sunset Ridge BBQ, Kapnick Orchards, JR’s Hometown Grill & Pub, Grand River Brewery, Busch’s, Johnnie’s in Clinton, and Twin Pines. The Dog House will provide cupcakes.

“They will be providing all-you-can-eat specialty tastings,” said CLC Executive Director Heather Perez. “Danley’s is providing a cash bar and we will be featuring beer from Tecumseh Brewing Company and Grand River Brewery.”

Items up for bid at the silent and live auctions will include condo stays in the Smoky Mountains and Orlando, a Traeger grill, custom art, a catered graduation party for 100 from 3 Dudes & Dinner, a Tecumseh Indians Yeti cooler, sports memorabilia, tickets to various experiences including escape rooms, an axe throwing bar, a 30-minute flight, a glider ride, wine tastings, glassblowing classes, and Cedar Point and Faster Horses tickets. In addition there will be power tools, jewelry, gift baskets, restaurant certificates and much more. “We have over 120 items so far – there is something for everyone!” Perez said.

CLC’s programs include Friday Food Packs where 80-100 food packs are sent home with students in need each week, Steps for Students and eye care assistance; learner supports including Lunch Pals, After-School Homework Help, Building Healthy Communities, Builder’s Club and Making A Difference Club, mentoring, pen pals, career exploration and a learning gardens; Family Nights Two-Generation Education and Getting Ahead Financial Stability and T-Town Safety and Summer Mayhem programs; and the student programs Ruling Our eXperiences (ROX) to empower girls, Voices for Change, Junior Students Against Destructive Decisions Jr. SADD, Sources of Strength and the Why You Matter program to promote suicide prevention awareness, and more.

Perez said that CLC has staff working in all six Tecumseh Public Schools buildings providing community-based integrated supports. “CLC works to address the underlying reasons why kids do not succeed in school by leveraging community resources in support of school-wide and individual student needs,” she said. “CLC supports students in their academic achievement, as well as their social-emotional health and well-being. We cannot do it alone – CLC relies on the generosity of our community to continue to provide the resources needed to help Tecumseh students succeed. Please join us in support of Tecumseh youth!”

Last year’s March Mingle event had 200 attendees and raised $55,000. This year, Perez and her team hope to top that by raising $60,000.

Tickets for the event are $45 and can be purchased at Tecumseh Big Boy, Old National Bank Tecumseh, from any CLC board member or staff or at the door. For more information, call 423.7574.

The lead sponsor for March Mingle: Hollywood Nights is Old National Bank.


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