Blue Green Gala Raises Funds for Michigan Maritime Museum While Showcasing Upscale Sustainable Living
Holland, Michigan… The sun broke through and the band began playing. On Sunday, August 23, the Cottage Home Blue Green Gala welcomed 200 friends and neighbors to view the contemporary LEED certified Monroe Beach House, raise money for the Maritime Museum and enjoy a perfect summer’s evening with friends, food and music. The event focused on “Keeping It Blue By Making It Green”: a sustainable event showcasing two new homes to raise money for the Michigan Maritime Museum in South Haven.
“The event was a success, beyond our imagination,” said Brian Bosgraaf, President, Cottage Home. “Our turnout was tremendous, the weather was wonderful, and we were able to spend time with many people in
The event drew nearly 200 persons from Chicago to Grand Haven, with ticket sales totaling more than $10,000. Cottage Home matched the ticket proceeds; so the total donation to the Michigan Maritime Museum exceeded $20,000.
The South Haven Yacht Club catered food, while everyone enjoyed live music by Michael Anne Erlewine & The Younce Guitar Duo. Promptly at 4:30, the Maritime’s replica schooner, Friends Good Will, sailed past the Monroe Beach House. The home, situated on the bluff, with 109 feet of lake frontage was the ideal landscape for the big event. This was the first gala event hosted by Cottage Home, and almost certainly will not be