Lily Farm Fundraiser 2015

Several current and potential candidates will join Benzie County Democrats for their annual fundraiser at the Betsie River Centennial Lily Farm on July 19 at 3:00 pm.

Tom Stobie, announced candidate for the 101st State Representative seat in 2016 will be there, along with former 101st District State Representative Dan Scripps. Former candidate for the first Congressional District, Jerry Cannon, will also attend. Lon Johnson may attend. He recently resigned as head of the Michigan Democratic Party to run for the First Michigan Congressional District now held by Republican Dan Benishek.

There will be finger food, wine, nonalcoholic punch, and water to drink. It is expected that those attending will give a minimum of a $10. All proceeds will be used by the local Democratic Party to support 2016 candidates for the 101st District and the First Congressional District of Michigan. Please make check payable to The Benzie County Democratic Party.

The Lily Farm is at 17745 Moore Road, Thompsonville. To get there, take U.S. 31 South towards Manistee. Turn left on North Manistee County Line Road. Go three miles to Moore Rd. Turn right on Moore Rd. Go approx. 1.5 miles to the Centennial Lily Farm. It will be on your left.  There is a sign.

4th of July Parades

flag_donkeyWe will be walking in the Frankfort Parade on Saturday July 4th! Meet in Frankfort at the lineup the very end of Main Street, not much later than 9:30 for a 10:00 am parade. Decorate yourself, your bike, or anything else cool and patriotic!  Bring candy to throw, water, sunscreen! Please contact Marcia Stobie, Susan Koenig (, or Mike Ross if you need more information and if you intend to participate.

We have not had volunteers for the Beulah parade which is at 1 pm on Saturday the Fourth. Line up is behind courthouse at 12:30. If anyone is interested in walking or driving an awesome vehicle in this parade, please contact Mike Ross at or 651-0604. It would be great to have an impromptu group show up in red, white, and blue with balloons, signs, ribbons, candy!