The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team Auxiliary is sending a big thank you to the community for their tremendous support during a fundraiser on Tuesday. Several hundred people attended the Ice Cream Saves Lives fundraiser at the Milkhouse Café in Fort Gratiot Township. Over $30,000 was raised through sales of ice cream and other fundraising activities at the event. Dive Team Chief Wayne Brusate said it was the biggest fundraising event the team has ever had.
The church that operates the Milkhouse Café, Christians for A New Tomorrow, hosted the event. Pastor Walter Caughel Jr. and more than 70 members of the church volunteered to serve ice cream, assist in parking cars, and other tasks throughout the fundraiser. The Dive Team Auxiliary is a 501(c) (3) organization which raises funds to provide financial support for equipment and training for the Sheriff’s Office Dive Team.