Karl Richter Center
920 Baird Street
Holly, MI 48442

Tuesday at 10am

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Karen Gietzen-Stewart

Vice Chairperson
LaChelle Lemmons

Brian LeMessurier
Nancy Humphreys
Linda Blair
Amy Aleo
Aimee Schwartz
Sara McDowell




Holly Community Partners updated 1-11-23

Blessings in a Backpack Holly was started in November 2014 for the children attending Holly Area Schools. The program is now in the process of sending backpacks of food home every weekend at all four of the Elementary Schools  in the Holly Area School District. This program is a community-based program and is run completely by volunteers to improve the quality of life for over 1,500 “hunger-insecure” children in the Holly area.

Fundraising is on-going to continue and expand the program to all the children in our community that are hungry on the weekends.  $140 provides food for one child every weekend throughout the school year. Thanks to our generous family, friends, neighbors, and community partners, this year we have been able to offer the program to all our elementary schools.

We are now providing food to over 350 children each weekend and must raise over $50,000 each year to allow us to keep offering this critical program.

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Golfing FORE! Backpacks

Saturday, September 16th, 2023

Thank you for considering participating in the Eighth Annual Golfing Fore! Backpacks for the Holly community.  This is our signature event to raise funds to provide food for hungry school children during the weekends.  Please, take this opportunity to play this friendly public course in Fenton. There are many other opportunities for you to participate; become a sponsor, join the golfers for dinner, or make a donation.    With your support, proceeds from this event will benefit the Blessings in a Backpack program for the school age children within the Holly community.

We welcome golfers of all ages and experience.  Form you team with family, friends, neighbors, co-workers or fellow students.  You can register your Foursome online by clicking here.  If you do not have enough golfers for a foursome we can pair you with other golfers to create a foursome.

There are also opportunities to be a sponsor for the golf outing.  Full details are provided on the Golf Brochure which you can view online by clicking below.


Click here for Event Flyer

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8th Annual Golfing FORE! Backpacks

September 16, 2023

Fenton Farms Golf Club was a wonderful host to our event last fall and everyone indicated they enjoyed this new venue for the event so we are returning to Farms Golf Club for our annual golf event for 2023. The format again will be a scramble.  Save the date and start thinking of who will round out your foursome.  Check back for the event flyer for team reservations and sponsorship opportunities in the coming months.


Trivia Night

October 2023

Plans are underway again for a fun filled evening of Trivia.  The Holly Vault has been the site of this event in the past.  Check back this summer for further information and date.  Start thinking of who you would like to have on your team based upon this year’s theme for the event.

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‘Bowling for Backpacks’ – held each March at Holly Lanes

‘Golfing Fore Backpacks’ –this golf scramble is our largest fundraising event and is very critical to our success!

Trivia Night – typically held each Fall

Additional events are being planned, watch for updates and more event details!

More volunteers and community partners are needed to expand and maintain this program in Holly. To learn more or become involved read more…