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Winners of the title Benzie’s Best with Bacon were announced Saturday August 30 at the first annual BACN-Bacon Cook-off

 Voted to be Best in Class:

Appetizer:  Crostini w/Brie and Bacon Jam, Chimney Corners Resort, Chef Steve Tebo

Entrée:  Mini Cru Burger w/Bacon + Onion Jam, Cru Cellars, Chef William Bradley

Dessert:  Maple Bacon Ice Cream w/Bacon Brittle, Coho, Chef Doug Dufrane

Other Entries:

Bayview Grill:                                   Mini Bacon Burger Slider, chef Dale Evans

Crescent Bakery:                              Maple Bacon Doughnut Bites, chefs Heather + Adreon Kiplinger

Elberto’s Taqueria:                         Corn Fritter w/Bacon & Cheddar, chef Jim Barnes

Frankfort Takeout:                          Bacon Wrapped Dates, chef Serkan Erginkara  

Frankfort Takeout:                          Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin, chef Serkan Erginkara

Jim Voltz, “On the Porch” Series Bacon-Pecan-Chocolate Chip Cookies, chef Jim Voltz

Mayfair Tavern:                               Mini-Franky Swanky Bacon/Angus Dog, chef Katie Condon

Stormcloud Brewing Company:   Charred Bacon w/Sriracha Slaw and Tomato, chef John Snyder

We wish to express deep appreciation to all participating restaurants and

chefs for coming out and participating during a very busy Labor Day weekend.   

 

BACN Summer Match Campaign

100% of the BACN Board and Staff and many other “Sparks” gathered June 19 to kick off this summer’s Match Challenge with gifts of $20,929.94 to lead the way toward a goal of $110,000.

“Your gift will also be matched dollar for dollar through August 31” said David Abeel, Development Director. “This is our biggest challenge ever and we need that extra support to rebound from a very difficult winter. Funds for heating assistance were exhausted in March and it is a high priority for us to continue to grow our GED and adult basic education programming. These two programs represent the two sides of our mission: Financial assistance to alleviate the effects of poverty and skill building to help individuals move toward self-sufficiency.

Join Us, please make a generous gift as we serve over 1,300 local families from Benzie and Northern Manistee Counties; PO Box 93, Benzonia, MI 49616, or on-line here.

Benzie County Families

Preschool Enrollment for 3 and 4 year olds begins

Vision: “Benzie Area Christian Neighbors strives to minimize and alleviate the effects of poverty and promote self-sufficiency in the lives of the people within our communities.”

Volunteers 80 strong gathered during the week of June 23 at St. Andrews Presbyterian church forming work teams and getting work assignments before heading out to 21 dwellings across Benzie and Northern Manistee Counties with a goal to make each home “safer, warmer, drier.”

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Vision: “Benzie Area Christian Neighbors strives to minimize and alleviate the effects of poverty and promote self-sufficiency in the lives of the people within our communities.”

Vision: “Benzie Area Christian Neighbors strives to minimize and alleviate the effects of poverty and promote self-sufficiency in the lives of the people within our communities.”

Vision: “Benzie Area Christian Neighbors strives to minimize and alleviate the effects of poverty and promote self-sufficiency in the lives of the people within our communities.”

Vision: “Benzie Area Christian Neighbors strives to minimize and alleviate the effects of poverty and promote self-sufficiency in the lives of the people within our communities.”

Vision: “Benzie Area Christian Neighbors strives to minimize and alleviate the effects of poverty and promote self-sufficiency in the lives of the people within our communities.”

Vision: “Benzie Area Christian Neighbors strives to minimize and alleviate the effects of poverty and promote self-sufficiency in the lives of the people within our communities.”

Vision: “Benzie Area Christian Neighbors strives to minimize and alleviate the effects of poverty and promote self-sufficiency in the lives of the people within our communities.”

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We believe that we receive by giving and give by receiving. Will you help us give to those who are in need? Together we make a community.

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BENZIE AREA CHRISTIAN NEIGHBORS

“A caring community of Neighbors helping Neighbors”

NeighborsThroughout 2014 the Board of Directors is reviewing our current and future facility needs, asking we can better support critical services like food and clothing while also encouraging support to Neighbors moving toward self-sufficiency.  The vision that is developing: collaboration with regional service partners within the social services realm provide programing and services locally to our neighbors, and to expand and fortify opportunities in adult education, job readiness and basic life skills.

In support of this the Board of Directors has begun a facility planning process to review options for use of the unoccupied portion of our building.  A facility renovation plan is expected in 2014 that will allow for more training and educational offerings and better efficiency in our pantry, clothing center and computer lab and will address safety issues with our parking area.

We are awed by the potential before us and by the realization that none of our past success or future plans will be possible without your continued support.  Please come visit us this season and see firsthand the impact your gift is making.  Help us strengthen this caring community of Neighbors helping Neighbors. 

Mission: “It is the mission of Benzie Area Christian Neighbors to improve the quality of life in the people in need I our communities by providing food, clothing, financial assistance, education and social support in collaboration with other area resources.”

Benzie Area Christian Neighbors

2804 Benzie Highway, PO Box 93

Benzonia, Michigan 49616

231-882-9544

Benzie Area Christian Neighbors is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization