Source: Sherman Publications

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Itís a guy thing

by CJ Carnacchio

August 10, 2011

Psst . . . fellas . . . come here.

Donít tell the womenfolk, but thereís a menís event being planned in Oxford.

A menís event, you say! Shhhh....

The event is called ďItís a Guy ThingĒ and itís going to take place at Devilís Ridge Golf Club on Saturday, Oct. 29.

A committee consisting of Parks/Rec Director Ron Davis, Jeweller Mark Young, township Supervisor Bill Dunn, Oxford Leader Publisher Jim Sherman, Jr. and myself began meeting informally at my house a few weeks ago to toss around some ideas.

Right now, weíre looking at a full dayís worth of things that guys love including college football, Texas Holdíem poker, golf, hunting, cool cars, adult beverages, cigars, assorted grilled meats and other manly things.

Itís going to be a full day of vendors and activities geared toward the Y chromosome.

Sounds good, right?

Not only is this going to be a fun event, itís going to help folks in need.

In order to attend ďItís a Guy Thing,Ē each guy will be asked to bring at least two nonperishable food items that will be donated to the Oxford/Orion FISH food pantry.

Weíre also planning to have a Texas Holdíem tournament, the profits from which will be donated 50/50 to two very worthwhile causes.

The first is Wheeliní Team 457.

Founded in 2003 and based at American Legion Post 457 in North Branch, the nonprofit group helps people, including veterans, confined to wheelchairs participate in indoor and outdoor sports such as target shooting, archery, swimming, deer and turkey hunting, fishing, golf, weight-lifting, table tennis, wheelchair racing, bowling and billiards.

The second is St. Jude Childrenís Research Hospital, the mission of which is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.

This was a cause very near and dear to the heart of the late Anthony J. Munaco, Jr., who owned Devilís Ridge until his passing in December 2010.

Weíre still in the planning stages, so right now we need vendors, volunteers, ideas and sponsorship money.

Donít be shy. We want to hear from you. We want to work with you. Tell us what you want to see and how you can pitch in.

You can communicate with us by e-mailing or by visiting us on Facebook. The Facebook page is called ďItís a Guy Thing (Oxford, Michigan).Ē

Iím really excited about this event because itís about time the men of Oxford had a day of their own.

As I stated in a previous column, Oxford has nine events for women and zero for men. Approximately 50 percent of this community is being ignored.

We want to make ďItís a Guy ThingĒ a huge success, so it becomes an annual happening.

If there are two things men are good at, itís having a good time and helping others.

Letís show the ladies how itís done.