Dig Deep for Leland Harbor

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Dig Deep for Leland Harbor

From Kate Vilter

We are asking the Leland Community - businesses, boaters, summer residents & locals to help us raise the funds to keep the Leland Harbor open! We need to raise $250,000 to purchase a dredging equipment, and we need YOU

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Kate Vilter posted a new update:
over 2 years ago

Update #25

Please join us TODAY for our Thank You party at the Leland Harbor Building, 4pm-7pm Come check out the dredge, say hi to the crew, and enjoy light appetizers, wine and beer. We hope to see all our amazing donors today!

And Thank you to those who are making this party happen: Aurora Winery, Blustone Vineyards, Boathouse Vineyards, Chateau Fontaine, Good Harbor, Verterra, Storm Cloud Brewery, The Bluebird, Carlson's Fishery, The Cove, Gordon Foodservice, Leland Lodge, The Leland Merc, and The Riverside Inn

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Kate Vilter posted a new update:
over 2 years ago

Update #24

Less than a week until our party! We want to thank everyone who made this happen! So please stop by the harbor for a glass of wine, a beer, and a few light appetizers. Tuesday, June 27th, 4-7pm. Check out the dredge & thank the crew that worked! Hope you can come!

FYI - All wine/beer/appetizers are being donated - let us know if your business can help!!

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Kate Vilter posted a new update:
over 2 years ago

Update #23

We want to thank everyone who made this happen! So please stop by for a glass of wine, a beer, and a few light appetizers. Tuesday, June 27th, 4-7pm. Check out the dredge & thank the crew that worked! Hope you can come!

FYI - All wine/beer/appetizers are being donated - let us know if your business can help!!

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over 2 years ago

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Kate Vilter posted a new update:
over 2 years ago

Update #21

We have a date! We have been waiting for the frost restrictions to be lifted, and here we go! The Dredger will be here this FRIDAY! Yes - in just 2 days! The dredge will be delivered to the harbor on Friday late afternoon, and The Elmers Crew will be at the harbor on Saturday morning to move the dredge into the water. Training begins Monday!

Thank you to everyone who made this possible! I am so humbled and just inspired by our community!

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Kate Vilter posted a new update:
over 2 years ago

Update #20

This just in - we received a check donation putting us even farther over our goal - which is amazing! We are now at $275,850!!! Thank you so much Cathy & Tom Reahard!!

This is fanatic & will help us with off-season storage and the tender that the harbor will need to purchase. Thank you to EVERYONE!!

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Kate Vilter posted a new update:
over 2 years ago

Update #19

I just woke up to THIS number!!! $250,150!!! Thank you so much Paul Rady who closed the gap with his $6,085 donation!!!

We did it everyone!! Thank you to all for their amazing generosity!!

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Kate Vilter posted a new update:
over 2 years ago

Update #18

Campaign ends in 3 days!!! Almost there! Thank you to everyone who has donated - and please keep sharing!

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Kate Vilter posted a new update:
over 2 years ago

Update #17

Presidents Day Photo - courtesy of Sarah Peschel. No boats going through that sand! Dredge will be on the way soon, though!

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Kate Vilter posted a new update:
over 2 years ago

Update #16

Last few days! Many have been asking - do we really need more $$, and the answer is YES! We still need to purchase additional equipment for the dredge, the tender, and trailer! Please donate & share our progress!

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Kate Vilter posted a new update:
over 2 years ago

Update #15

Tonight, the Leland Township Board approved the purchase of the DSC Wolverine Class Dredge immediately (subject to their attorney reviewing the contract). It should be on it's way to Leland this spring!

Thank you so much to everyone who has made this effort a success! We are all thrilled with the results! And I am so humbled by the generosity of our Leland Community!

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Kate Vilter posted a new update:
over 2 years ago

Update #14

Thank you Elijah Allen for new drone photos. I am currently enjoying a township meeting on the budget for the dredge - this photo underlines the importance of what we are doing

Thank you to everyone for your donations! We are getting there!

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Kate Vilter posted a new update:
over 2 years ago

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Kate Vilter posted a new update:
over 2 years ago

Update #12

I love our little community! As of today, we have reached the goal for the $20,000 match from a very generous, anonymous donor. Thank you SO much to our entire community, near and far! This puts us at $195,425 - in four weeks. Wow!

You may have noticed something on the page… I changed the goal to $250,000 today. We always needed more than the $200,000, but we honestly thought that $200,000 might be pushing our fundraising abilities. In addition to the dredge, we would like to purchase a tender for the dredge or a winter storage system.

We have terrific momentum right now, so please don’t stop donating! I can’t believe that we have almost raised $200,000 in 4 weeks! Thank you so much for all your donations and support!

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Kate Vilter posted a new update:
over 2 years ago

Update #11

We are half way to our $20,000 goal! Remember, we have a $20,000 match on the table. We just hit the $10,000 mark (thank you very much generous donors!). $10,000 more, and we have a $20k match!

Thank you, Thank you! Keep it going! I can't believe I am saying this - but let's hit $200k by February 1st!!

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Kate Vilter posted a new update:
over 2 years ago

Update #10

New photo taken just the other day - it really shows the problem we have here! Thank you for the aerials Chris Wanroy!
By the way - many are asking - if you would like to write a check, please make it out to Leland Township. In the memo, write "Harbor Dredge." Mail to PO Box 347, Lake Leelanau, MI 49653

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Kate Vilter posted a new update:
over 2 years ago

Update #9

Have you seen the numbers? We are over $150,000! This is unbelievable! I am so humbled by the generosity of our Leland community, near and far.

I have even better news – we have just learned that we have an anonymous donor who wants to match the next $20,000 in donations! This would put us almost at our goal. So please, please help out with this final stretch! In a short amount of time, we could have $40,000 and almost complete our goal! Every dollar donated over the next $20,000 is worth TWO! Let’s see if we can get this to $200,000 by February 1st!!

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Kate Vilter posted a new update:
almost 3 years ago

Update #8

I need to thank so many people. Just a few of the check donations received in the last few days: Joanie Woods, Fishtown Charter Services, The Leland Mercantile, The Cove, David Smith, Edward Roloson, Craig Adams, Robert Schlitts, and the Heisers (who were so much fun to chat with at the Riv!). Thank you all so much!!

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Kate Vilter posted a new update:
almost 3 years ago

Update #7

Just in - Leland Chamber of Commerce has announced a $5,000 donation to the Dredge Fund!

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Kate Vilter posted a new update:
almost 3 years ago

Update #6

Great news! Fishtown Preservation announced a $5,000 donation to our cause!

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Michael Purdy commented with a $200 donation:
over 2 years ago
In memory of Tom Moore
Carol Gardner commented with a $100 donation:
over 2 years ago
In memory of Thomas David Moore
Marsha Clesceri commented with a $500 donation:
over 2 years ago
Best wishes in your efforts!
Joe Voss commented with a $200 donation:
over 2 years ago
Wendy and Joe Voss
The Leland Report commented with a $40 donation:
over 2 years ago
Congratulations on the dredger!
Marsha Clesceri commented with a $500 donation:
over 2 years ago
Best of luck with your efforts to save the harbor!
Kevin Gault commented with a $35 donation:
over 2 years ago
Spent our first 8 anniversaries at the food and wine festival.
Frances Sargent commented:
over 2 years ago
Well done Katie Vilter!
Dave Mead commented with a $100 donation:
over 2 years ago
Great memories !
Anonymous commented with a $35 donation:
over 2 years ago
Dmnd
The Dune Berry commented with a $150 donation:
over 2 years ago
Glad to help keep the Harbor open, the backbone of Leland!
Bill And Barbara Smith commented with a $50 donation:
over 2 years ago
Leland is such a special place to my family.....6 generations and counting!
John Morris commented with a $1,000 donation:
over 2 years ago
If you give a Dam, you'll fish in your wallet for some clams to help ensure continued smooth sailing!
Donna Schaerer commented with a $100 donation:
over 2 years ago
Happy to support this wonderful Michigan treasure
Rick Schmitt commented with a $250 donation:
over 2 years ago
Donation made by Stormcloud Brewing Company. Cheers to all in Leland.
Jay Hickenlooper commented with a $250 donation:
over 2 years ago
In memory of Art and Hazel Oberhelman
David & Jean Niedzielski commented with a $100 donation:
over 2 years ago
It's About Time - Manistee
John Dlouhy commented with a $35 donation:
over 2 years ago
Keep Calm And Dredge On
Tom And Joan McMath commented with a $25 donation:
over 2 years ago
It's worth a few bucks to see this unique part of Michigan maintained for all of us to enjoy. Go ahead and donate... it's painless.
Kent Gawart commented with a $100 donation:
over 2 years ago
Motor Yacht Spellbound