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March 06, 2013

Bowling for Backpacks fund-raiser March 10

For just $15 and three hours of bowling, you could help fill a backpack on a weekly basis for a child in need.

On Sunday, March 10, Lakeville Elementary will host its First Annual Bowling for Backpacks fund-raiser at Collier Lanes to help support the Blessings in a Backpack program.

Registration will be at 12:30 p.m. and bowling will take place from 1-4 p.m.

There will also be a strike ball challenge auction.

Blessings in a Backpack is a non-profit that provides backpacks of food each weekend to school-age children that qualify for their school district's free or reduced-fee lunch program.

Tickets may be purchased at Lakeville Elementary School or by calling Cheryl Verbeke at (248) 909-5689.

Euchre night to raise bucks for Boosters

The Oxford Wildcat Athletic Boosters Club will hold a Euchre Night Fund-raiser to help support all Oxford High School sports teams on Saturday, March 23 beginning at 7 p.m.

The event is limited to the first 120 people, so pre-registration is encouraged.

Prizes will be 25 percent of the gross.

Cost is $40 for couples and $25 for single players. Twenty-five percent of registration goes to each player's favorite team. There will be cash bar, snacks, 50/50 raffle and a silent auction.

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Pinewood Derby looking for racers

Gentlemen and ladies start your engines! The Fifth Annual Pinewood Derby Race will be held at Oxford Free Methodist Church (790 S. Lapeer Rd.) on Saturday, March 9 from 12:30 to 3 p.m.

Boy Scout Pinewood Derby cars are welcome or kits can be obtained at Flightline Hobby store (1192 S Lapeer Rd.) in Lake Orion.

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There are no eliminations, so folks can race as many times as they want and choose who they race against.

Everyone gets either a first place or second place ribbon. Sloppy joes and beverages provided.

To RSVP or if you have any questions, leave a message for Melisa at the church office by calling (248) 628-1203.