Chesterfield Township fundraiser for Great Lakes Burn Camp brings out creativity

September 24, 2017 - summer camp

Scaring adult Halloween fun and training artistic skills will be a highlights of an arriving advantage for Great Lakes Burn Camp.

Painting with a Twist paint studio 162 in Chesterfield Township will horde a advantage for Great Lakes Burn Camp from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 8. Half of a deduction warranted from a eventuality will advantage a camp, that promotes self-respect and certainty among burn-injured children ages 6 to 17.

Halloween-themed art led by Danielle Swift will be combined during a event. It will also embody a 50/50 raffle, basket raffles and dress competitions.

Dawn Murphy, a late Chesterfield Township glow lieutenant, has been lifting supports for a stay for several years. She even served as a prepare during a summer session.

Painting with a Twist authorization owners Susan Gentry, who also owns a studio in Shelby Township, non-stop a doors to her Chesterfield Township studio final year. From a beginning, she designed to give behind to a internal village by a business’ ”Painting with a Purpose” fundraisers, that concede internal nonprofits to partner with a studio to horde events and accept half or some-more of proceeds.

Murphy reached out to Painting with a Twist final year when she schooled of a business’ fundraising opportunities. Charities go by an focus routine to participate, and Great Lakes Burn Camp was comparison for a second fundraiser with a business, pronounced Gregory Palmer, an worker of a portrayal studio.

The 2016 eventuality lifted $385, that grew to some-more than $700 after raffles were included. This year, Murphy pronounced she hopes to lift $1,000 during a event.

“Our idea this year is 70 people,” she added.

Fundraisers concede Great Lakes Burn Camp to support burn-injured girl by giveaway summer and winter camps. Funds lifted also support a camp’s grant fund, that helps send immature adult bake survivors to college or trade school.

Winter stay is set for Feb. 23 to 25 during a UAW Black Lake Conference Center in Onaway. Outdoor activities will embody downhill skiing, sledding, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobile rides, ice fishing, and more. Indoor activities will embody swimming, basketball, billiards, list tennis, humanities and crafts, a film night and archery.

The normal cost per tyro for a winter stay is $450, and a normal cost per tyro for summer stay is $600, pronounced Mike Longenecker, stay director. He expects 50 students during a winter stay this year.

Painting with a Twist offers artists of all knowledge levels an eventuality to paint underneath a superintendence of a internal artist, step by step, while sipping wine. Adults can move a favorite full-sized, hermetic and protected bottle of booze or squeeze a libation from a business’ “Inspiration Station.”

Those who arrive during 3:30 p.m. for a adults-only eventuality can also suffer treats from Father and Son Pizzeria. The cost to attend is $40 per person. Space is singular to 70 people.

The studio is located during 50850 Gratiot Ave., south of 23 Mile Road. For some-more information or to RSVP for a event, call 586-329-1469 or go to or

For some-more information about Great Lakes Burn Camp or to make a concession after a event, call 586-329-1469 or go to or

Nicole Tuttle is a freelance contributor for The Voice.

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