George and Althea Petritz honored with Legacy Award

George & Althea Petritz honored with Legacy Award

THOMPSONVILLE, MICH Michigan Legacy Art Park presented Althea Petritz with the 2010 Legacy Award during the Legacy Gala on August 21 at Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa.  Over the last sixty years George and Althea Petritz have made a phenomenal impact on the economy and culture of Benzie County not only as business owners but as engaged members of the community. 

On behalf of herself and husband, George, Althea gracefully accepted the award in front of an audience of over 230 friends.  All six of the Petritz children, their spouses and several grandchildren were also in attendance.

While the evening was a special time for the Petritz family, it was also a significant fundraiser for Michigan Legacy Art Park earning over $15,600.  All proceeds from the Legacy Gala will help Michigan Legacy Art Park carry out its mission to inspire awareness, appreciation and passion for Michigan’s history, culture and environment through the arts.

Special thanks to all of the silent auction item donors, individual donors and the following sponsors of the 2010 Legacy Gala.

Central State Bank
Mountain Resort & Spa
Bill and Marty Paine

Ace Communications
Benzie Sunrise Rotary Club

Diane and Rob Collier
Tom and Julie Dawson
Kathy and Harry Eiferle
Bob and Jane Holdeman

Alpers Excavating
Blarney Castle
Charles and Barbara Fisk
Cherry Hut
Copemish & Honor Family Markets
D&W Mechanical
Fifth Third Bank

Crystal Mountain Property Owners: Chuck and Georgia Bavol, Mike and Catherine Fruge, David and Roxanne Reschke, and Bruce and Becky Sharp

Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa and Michigan Legacy Art Park received the Governor’s Award for Innovative Tourism Collaboration in March 2009. Michigan Legacy Art Park is a 501(c)3 non-profit located on a 30-acre preserve leased by Crystal Mountain for $1 per year. Michigan Legacy Art Park features over 40 outdoor sculptures that celebrate Michigan’s culture and history along 1.6 miles of wooded hiking trails.

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