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Van Dykes named co-chairs for 2018 United Way of Mason County campaign

October 13, 2018

Dann and Julie Van Dyke have been named the 2018 Campaign Co-Chairs for the United Way of Mason County fund drive.

The Van Dykes and a campaign cabinet of seven volunteers will announce the 2018 campaign goal at a kickoff event on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Port of Ludington Maritime Museum.

The campaign cabinet supports the work and mission of Mason County United Way by carrying out fundraising campaign activities within the local business community.

“I am honored and privileged to have the Van Dykes as this year’s campaign co-chairs. We are excited about what this year’s campaign will bring with their level of leadership and enthusiasm,” stated Lynne Russell, United Way executive director.

The Van Dykes have lived in Mason County on Lost Lake in Custer since 2007 with their daughters Emily and Gracie.

“We are extremely humbled and honored to chair this year’s United Way campaign, it is just one small way to give back to those who make up this very special place we call home. We look forward to a success-filled year thanks to the incredible generosity of the people in our community,” Dann and Julie Van Dyke stated.

They own Cottage Works. Services provided include building/renovation expertise, winterization, shrink wrapping, storage of boats, docks, lifts, seawalls, shoreline protection and much more. Cottage Works expanded to a 10-acre lot in 2017 and added a selection of cottage décor, Polywood outdoor furniture and other lake toys. The expansion is also home to Foam Works, a business the Van Dykes launched in 2017 that provides spray foam and cellulose insulation service to West Michigan.

Cottage Works celebrates 10 years of business with a full time staff of 14 and a loyal customer base of more than 1,000 from Mason, Lake, Manistee and Oceana counties and beyond.

For more information on United Way of Mason County or to find out how to pledge your support, contact Lynne Russell at (231) 842-8593 or by email at lynne@masoncountyuw.org or online at www.masoncountyuw.org.

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