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A western rockin’ good time was had by all at the Boots & Bling Fundraiser for the Old Mission Peninsula School (OMPS) PTO at Bewitched Farm on the Old Mission Peninsula on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018.

Julia Phelps, President of the OMPS PTO, and her crew did a great job pulling everything together, and upwards of 200 people attended the fundraiser, which also included a silent auction with lots of great items from the Old Mission Peninsula and Grand Traverse region.

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A cash bar was available with the gals from Tonic & Lime serving, and attendees also enjoyed a buffet of pulled pork sliders, baked chicken, macaroni salad, coleslaw, baked beans, potato salad and a yummy selection of cookies and treats.

After a bit of line dance training by Wild Iris Productions‘ Sue Gresens, The Drew Hale Band took to the stage and country-rocked the crowd with their fun tunes. Check out their albums here.

Here’s a video of the event filmed by Vortex Media Network LLC.

Terry Hooper of Hooper’s Farm Gardens helped with table decorations and a silent auction donation, and Rhinestone Genie was also on hand to help deck everyone out with their creative rhinestone kits – check them out here.

A tent off the back of the barn was supplied by G.J.’s Rentals, and Dave Crater of Dave Crater Music helped out with the soundboard for the band.

If you couldn’t make the Boots & Bling Fundraiser (hopefully, there will be one next year!), you’re welcome to donate to OMPS PTO by contacting the school at (231) 252-0225.

Check out some photos of the 2018 Boots & Bling Fundraiser for OMPS.

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OMPS alum and classmates Patti Bloxsom (left) and Terry (McManus) Smith at the Boots & Bling Fundraiser for OMPS PTO, Nov. 10, 2018 | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Silent Auction items at the Boots & Bling Fundraiser for OMPS PTO, Nov. 10, 2018 | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Silent Auction items at the Boots & Bling Fundraiser for OMPS PTO, Nov. 10, 2018 | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Boots & Bling Fundraiser for OMPS PTO, Nov. 10, 2018 | Jane Boursaw Photo
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R.J. and Kris Prescott (left) with Leeandra and Mike Dunn at the Boots & Bling Fundraiser for OMPS PTO, Nov. 10, 2018 | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Boots & Bling Fundraiser for OMPS PTO, Nov. 10, 2018 | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Patti and Doug Rigan at the Boots & Bling Fundraiser for OMPS PTO, Nov. 10, 2018 | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Sue Gresens (right) of Wild Iris Productions led the line dancing at the Boots & Bling Fundraiser for OMPS PTO, Nov. 10, 2018 | Jane Boursaw Photo
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The Drew Hale Band at the Boots & Bling Fundraiser for OMPS PTO, Nov. 10, 2018 | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Terry (McManus) Smith (left) and Peninsula Community Library Director Vicki Shurly at the Boots & Bling Fundraiser for OMPS PTO, Nov. 10, 2018 | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Jaclyn Reynolds (left) and Jennifer Laurie at the Boots & Bling Fundraiser for OMPS PTO, Nov. 10, 2018 | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Melanie Wise (left), Julia and Corey Phelps, and Dave Crater at the Boots & Bling Fundraiser for OMPS PTO, Nov. 10, 2018 | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Boots & Bling Fundraiser for OMPS PTO, Nov. 10, 2018 | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Boots & Bling Fundraiser for OMPS PTO, Nov. 10, 2018 | Jane Boursaw Photo
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The Drew Hale Band at the Boots & Bling Fundraiser for OMPS PTO, Nov. 10, 2018 | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Bruce (whose birthday was that day – happy birthday!) and Terry Hooper of Hooper’s Farm Gardens at the Boots & Bling Fundraiser for OMPS PTO, Nov. 10, 2018 | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Corey Phelps and Sue Gresens at the Boots & Bling Fundraiser for OMPS PTO, Nov. 10, 2018 | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Boots & Bling Fundraiser for OMPS PTO, Nov. 10, 2018 | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Awesome bartenders from Tonic & Lime at the Boots & Bling Fundraiser for OMPS PTO, Nov. 10, 2018 | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Line dancers at the Boots & Bling Fundraiser for OMPS PTO, Nov. 10, 2018 | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Boots & Bling Fundraiser for OMPS PTO, Nov. 10, 2018 | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Boots & Bling Fundraiser for OMPS PTO, Nov. 10, 2018 | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Line dancers at the Boots & Bling Fundraiser for OMPS PTO, Nov. 10, 2018 | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Line dancers at the Boots & Bling Fundraiser for OMPS PTO, Nov. 10, 2018 | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Line dancers at the Boots & Bling Fundraiser for OMPS PTO, Nov. 10, 2018 | Jane Boursaw Photo
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The Drew Hale Band at the Boots & Bling Fundraiser for OMPS PTO, Nov. 10, 2018 | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Boots & Bling Fundraiser for OMPS PTO, Nov. 10, 2018 | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Rhinestone Genie folks at the Boots & Bling Fundraiser for OMPS PTO, Nov. 10, 2018 | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Patty Bloxsom (right) with her daughter Michelle Nall at the Boots & Bling Fundraiser for OMPS PTO, Nov. 10, 2018 | Jane Boursaw Photo

A NOTE FROM JANE: I started Old Mission Gazette in 2015 because I felt a calling to provide the Old Mission Peninsula community with local news. After decades of writing for newspapers and magazines like the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Family Circle and Ladies' Home Journal, I really just wanted to write about my own community where I grew up on a cherry farm and raised my own family. So I started my own newspaper.

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