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McKenzie Autumn Benefit Raises over $27,000 for New Ambulance

Case closed! McKenzie Health System’s Annual Autumn Benefit, featuring a murder mystery of “Crime and Punishment” was a great success. The special night of “mystery, mayhem, and murder” raised over $27,000 for the purchase of a new ambulance. Featuring 1920s fashion, drawings, silent auction prizes, and a lot of fun, the sold-out benefit welcomed 200 guests to Woodland Hills Country Club on November 3. Winners of the cash prizes were: Todd Hillman, $250; Christina Darling, $500; and Gloria Jerome, $1,000.

Sponsors of this year’s event were:

  • The Untouchables – Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, Pllc and The Hamed Family
  • Gangster Squad – Elk Street Brewery; McKenzie Health System Medical Staff; Stifel Investment Services – Steven B. Disser, VP Investments, Co-Branch Manager; and Tribune Recorder Leader
  • Bonnie & Clyde – ACT; Albrecht Sand & Gravel Co.; Ball Insurance Agency; Barb & Steve Barnett; Campbell Farm Tiling; Clear Ideas, Inc.; Eastern Michigan Bank; Elite Overhead Doors, Inc.; Robert L. Hassler DVM; Moulton Financial; Stoutenburg Family; Tubbs Brothers Ford Chrysler Dodge / Jeep Ram; and WiPFli LLP
  • Johnny Dangerously – Aflac – Thomas Danko; Astec Asphalt; Bender Builders; CBM Services, Inc.; Croswell-Lexington Aerie No. 4465; Fraternal Order of Eagles; Exchange State Bank; Hasselschwert Consulting LLC; Sanilac County News; Schumacher Clinical Partners; Stonegate Village Assisted Living; Ken & Ida Wadsworth; and X-Ray Associates of Port Huron, PC

“We were thrilled to raise such a significant amount of money toward the purchase of a new ambulance and to enjoy such a terrific event with a sold-out crowd of supporters,” said McKenzie Health System President and CEO Steve Barnett. “We learned that we have some great crime-solvers in Sanilac County, and we truly appreciated so much support from the community.”

Each fall, the McKenzie Health System Autumn Benefit invites the community to partake in an evening of fun and philanthropy that supports the organization. For information about the 2019 Autumn Benefit, please contact Nina Barnett at 810-648-6127 or view