Junior Achievement of Berrien, Cass counties announces Tapas on the Green event

BENTON HARBOR — Junior Achievement serving Berrien and Cass Counties is inviting the community to attend Tapas on the Green, an evening out to support local youth education in financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and career readiness.

JA in partnership with Orchard Hills Country Club will host the event full of food and spirit tastings from area restaurants, breweries, wineries and cideries. Attendees will move around the course by golf cart to visit the vendors and have fun activities along the way, including magician Steve Vaught.

The event will be hosted from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, and tickets range from $75 to $100.

Businesses and community members may purchase tickets at event.ontaptickets.com/events/tapas-on-the-green.  Ticket prices include a golf cart to move around the venue (while supplies last), an after-hours event from 8 to 11 p.m. at the clubhouse for live music by local band Hey Annie and a cash bar. Door prizes including membership to Orchard Hills Country Club will be announced during the after-hours event.

JA is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students in grades K-12 about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy. Locally, JA service approximately 4,200 students through experiential, hands-on programs offered via in-person, virtual and blended-learning program delivery.

“Junior Achievement has always been about empowering youth to own their future economic success,” said Lisa Tinsley, director of development for JA serving Berrien and Cass Counties. “It also connects students to area volunteers from our business community to create mentorship opportunities. These mentors share their life experiences to inspire the next generation to turn their own big ideas into profitable realities.  Students complete the programs feeling motivated to explore their interests and develop a plan for their futures armed with the tools needed to achieve prosperity.”

AEP Foundation, Eagle Technologies, Mid-West Family Southwest Michigan, 98.3 The Coast, 97.5 Y-Country, and United Federal Credit Union are the presenting sponsors for Tapas on the Green.

Berrien County

Blossomtime Festival to return

Cassopolis

PHOTO STORY: Cassopolis organization hosts inaugural Walk of Hope

Cass County

Dave Young to host revival conference at Volinia Baptist Church

News

Paddle auction to be hosted at Niles church Sept. 30

Berrien County

Local league to register voters on National Voter Registration Day

Dowagiac

DAR to host rededication

News

Niles Housing Commission moves to make improvements, stabilize funding into the future

Dowagiac

Dowagiac police investigating Saturday night shooting

Cass County

Van Buren/Cass District Health Department confirms COVID-19 associated death of a student in Van Buren County

Cass County

Cassopolis man gets probation for drunk driving

Cass County

South Bend man resentenced in 1997 Union murder case

Dowagiac

Army veteran talks his experience in Afghanistan

Business

Local farm markets ready for fall season

Business

Mason’s Pumpkins preparing for second-annual Harvest Festival

Dowagiac

DUS, teachers continue contract talks

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Area History Museum fundraiser raises $40,000

Giving

Wolverine Pipeline, area organizations partner to lend veteran a helping hand

Business

Cassopolis woman opens vintage, antique store downtown

Brandywine Education

Tickets on sale for Brandywine Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Education

New tech students race marbles to raise money for essential workers

Berrien County

MGCF awards $121,182 in grants to Berrien, Cass counties

Berrien County

Berrien County reports lower COVID-19 cases in schools following mask mandate

Berrien County

Berrien County amends transportation funding requests

Cassopolis

Dowagiac man found guilty of drunk driving