St. Ignace, MI 49783
The DV Task Force in Mackinac County is continuing to meet weekly bringing together prosecution, law enforcement, and domestic violence advocacy working as a team to provide better investigation, more prosecutions, and services to the victims of domestic violence.
As for fundraising efforts, the 4th Annual Burger Bash/Family Fun Night held on June 21, 2012 was a huge success. There were 106 people in attendance, which is triple what we had last year. There were tug of war, sack races, duck pond, and kite flying enjoyed by all the kids at the event and the adults enjoyed the music and raffles. All who came enjoyed a tasty burger cooked up by the St. Ignace Fire Department. The event raised $775 to help provide services to victims of domestic and sexual violence. The event was held at the Red, White, and Blue Park, downtown St. Ignace, a perfect location for a large gathering of people on a beautiful day. Thanks to the community for the support and we look forward to holding this event again next year.
In the form of providing community awareness, the 4th Annual Strike Out the Violence Teen Event took place last September 2011, with 38 Middle School and High School students in attendance. There were some great grand prizes given away, including an Ipod Touch, Digital Cameras, a Wii Console, and much more. Every student left with more knowledge of healthy relationships and a bag full of goodies, including a gift card for a local restaurant. The students played a dating violence game while bowling with their friends. It’s a great opportunity to teach the students about healthy relationships while they are having fun.