An annual fundraiser to benefit a pair of local charities is set to take place next month in Livingston County.
Midnight in The Tropics, billed as a “fun-filled night while benefiting the community,” is slated to kick off at 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, at Crystal Gardens Banquet Center in Genoa Township.
Organized by the Livingston County Sunrise Rotary, the fundraiser each year benefits two local charities as well as the Livingston Sunrise Rotary Foundation, which distributes grants to other charitable organizations in the community throughout the year.
This year, the two beneficiaries are The Connection Youth Services and Habitat for Humanity.
The Connection Youth Services consists of three programs (Emergency Shelter, Transitional Living, and Street Outreach) that strive to build positive relationships between youth, their families, and their community.
Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush With Kindness Program provides repairs and updates to families’ existing homes to ensure safety and accessibility.
Midnight in The Tropics will include an expansive silent and live auction, various games and raffles, a live band, a buffet dinner and open bar. Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson will return as auctioneer for the live auction, with numerous items up for grabs, such as vacation trips, exclusive experiences and more.
Tickets are currently available to the public, with limited space remaining as the event often sells out. The community can support the event and beneficiaries by purchasing tickets and sponsorships or by donating silent and live auction items.
More information and the online tickets and sponsorship purchasing page can be found at www.midnightinthetropics.com.