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Past and Present Events and Fundraising

The Zonta Club of Big Rapids Area will hold their 7thAnnual Fashion Show this year on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 6 pm at the Clear Lake Golf Club.

Volunteer models will showcase clothing this year from J. C. Penney’s, Maurice’s, Peebles and possibly the new Serendipity Store that is coming to Big Rapids.  The dinner is catered by Pere Marquette, tickets are $40 and are available from Big Rapids Zonta Club  members and will also be available at Patterson’s Flower’s and the old Pioneer Store after August 23rd.

January is Amelia Earhart Month!  The club celebrated by enjoying pizza and Amelia Earhart birthday cake while watching the movie Amelia
Zonta Club of Big Rapids Area recently donated ‘Grab-n-Go’ Bags that will be donated to area homeless teens. The bags are filled with personal hygiene items donated by club members.

 Zontians Against Poverty  –  ZAP!

On October 9, 2014 the Zonta Club of Big Rapids led its annual campaign to help stamp out poverty by organizing a community food drive of non-perishable food.  Community members and Zontians gathered at the Anna Howard Shaw memorial statue, adjacent to the Big Rapids Community Library at 5:00 p.m.  Food donations and checks gathered from the event were donated to Wise, Manna Food Pantry, Angels of Action and Project Starburst.

2015 Zonta Fashion Show | Hot August Nights

The Zonta Club of Big Rapids held their 6th annual Zonta Fashion Show on Monday, August 24th.  This year’s event drew over 100 guests and the profits earned will to go to the new library at the Mecosta-Osceola Intermediate School District’s Special Education Center.  Many fashion show attendees also brought books to be donated to school’s new library.  Volunteer models showcased clothing, jewelry and accessories from local businesses including JCPenney’s, Fairman’s Apparel and Rogers Jewelers.  Several area businesses and members of the Zonta Club of Big Rapids also donated items for the events silent auction.