Hope Springs Annual Fundraiser

Spring means new beginnings. It is a season full of transformations. Flowers bloom. Bees buzz. Birds sing. And with this wondrous rebirth comes new hope. That is what Advent House Ministries is all about – giving hope to those who need it most!  

Come Celebrate Spring with Us and Help Those Most in Need at 

Harry’s Place (a pleasant neighborhood gathering place)
404 North Verlinden, Lansing
June 19, 2014
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: 1 for $50 or 2 for $80 

Pick a topic that interests you or just enjoy the company, good food and great surroundings. Presentations honoring spring for your enjoyment include: 

Leo's Bees 
A talk on raising and harvesting bees from Chris Swope, a neighbor who also serves as Lansing city clerk. 

The Tree City
Presented by Irene Cahill, forestry supervisor for the city of Lansing. She will talk about Lansing’s current efforts to replant and manage trees. 

Revitalization of a Lansing Neighborhood
Rory Nuener from the Westside Commercial Association discusses efforts of a group of citizens and businesses to revitalize Saginaw Street from Stanley Street to Pennsylvania Avenue. 

Community Garden Project
Julie Lehman will discuss the Food Bank’s gardening program, considered by MSU Extension staff to be one of the best in the state, if not the best. She will promote both flower and food gardening. 

The Business of Urban Food Farming
MSU’s College of Law’s Urban Food, Farm and Agriculture Law Practicum. Law students will present a brief tutorial about some of the business considerations that come into play when engaging in an urban farming enterprise. 

RSVP to hopesprings@adventhouse.com by June 16, 2014. 

If you are unable to attend but would like to support Advent House Ministries and the work it does, please make a donation in the enclosed envelope and label it “Hope Springs” or make a donation.

743 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. 
Lansing, MI 48915






Susan Cancro, Executive Director

Allyson Bolt, Director of H.U.D. Employment Programs

Toni Townshend, Literacy Director

Peter Frahm, Webmaster