On Dec 19th, a Holiday Potluck dinner was held in the Empire Township Hall. It was well attended and enjoyed. $200 was collected in donations to the General Fund and many boxes of food were delivered to the Food Pantry.
Mr and Mrs Claus visited at the end of the dinner and many children took advantage of the opportunity to claim what nice children they have been throughout the year and of course get that annual selfie with Santa himself.
On Friday December 18th the customer appreciation/fundraiser that was held by Leelanau Coffee Roasters in Glen Arbor raised $335 to support the ongoing efforts of the Empire Area Community Emergency Fund.