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Sneak Peak, Italian Themed Menu!

Be sure to check out this year’s Le Concours de Livingston menu with a special twist, an Italian Theme!

Tell us your favorite menu item on Facebook, by Tuesday August 11th, and you’ll be entered to win 2 tickets to Le Concours de Livingston 2014 ($150 value).

A huge thank you to Whispering Pines Golf Club for providing such a delicious array of Italian catered food and for hosting this year’s event!

4th Annual Le Concours de Livingston Menu

  • Fresh Fruit and Berry Display
  • Grilled Vegetables with Sundried Tomato sauce for dipping
  • Domestic and imported Cheese and Cracker display
  • Individual Capris’ Salad Cups-with balsamic glaze
  • Italian Sausage Bites with peppers and onions
  • Pesto Salmon-sautéed salmon with fresh pesto
  • Slow Roasted Black Angus Beef-seasoned with Italian spices carved to order and served with silver dollar rolls, horseradish, and mustard
  • Chicken Asiago Bites on a skewer
  • Assorted Fresh baked Cookies, Assorted Dessert Bars and Brownies

Official Rules - NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends 8/11/14. Winner will be chosen and notified on 8/12/14. If winner does not claim prize with in 24 hours, a new winner will be chosen. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

Reserve Tickets Early, Get a $10 Café Gift Card

Cafe-logoBe one of the FIRST 25 people to purchase your tickets to Le Concours de Livingston 2014, and get a $10 gift card to Café @ The Commons!

This year’s event takes place August 23rd, 2014 from 3-7pm at our brand new venue, Whispering Pines Golf Club in Pinckney, MI and features items such as, amazing live action speed painter Martina Hahn, a wide variety of vintage cars and motorcycles, including high-end vehicles of Italian origin, outstanding entertainment, including the WhatAbouts, a high energy trio singing the music of the 50′s & 60′s, and much, much, more! Tickets are $75 each, and all proceeds benefit Love INC.

To qualify for this offer, ticket purchases MUST be made between July 1st and July 22nd, 2014 and may be obtained online or by contacting Love INC at 517.552.3620.

To review the terms & conditions or to learn more about this offer, click here.

Meet the WhatAbouts

JUkebox 2012Meet the WhatAbouts, a girls group performing as part of this year’s entertainment at Le Concours de Livingston! The group focuses on music from the 60′s and performs favorites from the Ronettes, The Crystals, Marvelettes, the Dixie Cups, & many more!

The group first met over 8 years ago at a Relay For Life event. They had so much fun, they decided to continue to fly through more songs of the 60′s.

Today they sing at many car shows, festivals, dinner shows, reunions, sock hops, and other private events. They have shared the stage with The Reflections, The Shades of Blue.

The Girls sing and dance to all the songs, and they include audience participation with skits during their show. They are a lot of fun! All ages enjoy their show! For more information check out their website or their Facebook page here.

Sneak Peak, Check out the latest addition to our 2014 Live Auction!

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Sneak Peak! Check out the latest addition to our 2014 Live Auction, a plane ride in a World War II American T-6, courtesy of Ron & Linda Staley!

Up for auction is a 1 hour ride in a WWII vintage advance trainer, the North American T-6. Meet pilot Ron Staley at Livingston County Spencer J. Hardy Airport on a mutually convenient warm and sunny day for a ride over Livingston County. Experience what it’s like to fly a piece of history. You will be fitted in your flight suit, briefed on the history and operation of this restored aircraft, and create your own flight plan. You may even have the opportunity to fly the plane for a period during the flight. T-6 hat and T-shirt included.

Don’t miss out on the unique items auction items Le Concours de Livingston 2014 has to offer. Reserve your tickets at today!

Save the Date, Le Concours de Livingston 2014

ferrari-enzo-sports-cars-hd-wallpaper-of-car-cars-photo-ferrari-hd-wallpaperThe date has been set for Le Concours de Livingston 2014! Come be a part of this special event hosted at our brand new venue Whispering Pines Golf Club in Pinckney, Michigan. Benefiting Love INC of Livingston County, this year’s event has a special treat in store and will feature high-end vehicles of Italian origin! Guests will also enjoy viewing unique works of art, listening to live music, and bidding on one-of-a-kind items in our Live and Silent Auctions.

Event Details

Online ticket sales begin May 5, 2014 on DateKeeper! Be sure to purchase your ticket early, hope to see you there!

Heads Or Tails Game; Win Cash or a TV

Loveinc.heartsBecome a part of the Heads or Tails game going on during our Live Auction at Le Concours de Livingston! To play, guests buy a Glass Heart, custom made with the Love INC cross in each one. These beautiful pieces are handmade by Master Glass Blower Annemarie Stanesa especially for Love INC. For only $25 per heart, you can play to win $1,000 cash or a 60″ flat screen TV. Proceeds from the hearts go directly to Love INC. Be sure to ask at check-in how you can become the owner of one of these beautiful handblown pieces. Limit of 2 hearts per person.

Interested in selling these hearts at the Le Concours de Livingston event? Contact Steve Gronow! He’s looking for individuals with outstanding people skills and and who enjoy selling. He will also cover the ticket price of anyone who sells 50 or more hearts, and give a cash prize to the top seller at the event.

For more information, check out all the event details on our website.


A Big Thank You To Our Elite Partner, The Livingston Daily Press & Argus

Thank you Livingston Daily Press & Argus

Based in Howell, Michigan, The Livingston Daily Press & Argus provides news coverage for all of Livingston County and has been partnered with Le Concours de Livingston since it’s first event back in 2011.

The biggest source of news in Livingston County, The Press & Argus is a huge supporter of community events. “We care deeply about our community.”, says Rich Perlberg, Executive Editor and General Manager of The Press & Argus. “We are especially fond of Love INC and it’s roll in our community and we truly support the idea behind Love INC, partnering with churches to assist those in crisis.” Rich goes on to say that he highly recommends people attend the event as they are sure to have a good time.

Learn more about the Press & Argus at their website here, or check out their Facebook page.

Giveaway & Event Food, What’s On The Menu

Interested in attending Le Concours de Livingston 2013? You could be the winner of 4 FREE tickets to this year’s event (a $300.00 value)!

Entry is simple, just follow the steps below…
  • Go to and ‘LIKE’ our Facebook page.
  • Scroll down THIS BLOG ENTRY and a take look over the tasty menu offered at this year’s event by Pure & Simple Catering.
  • Leave a COMMENT on our Facebook page and tell us your favorite menu item(s).
  • SHARE our page with others to help spread the word about this wonderful charitable event!

That’s it! The giveaway will run from July 24 – July 26, 2013. A random winner will be selected and notified by July 27 and will receive their event tickets via mail.

Don’t forget to check out the official rules at the bottom of this post.

Le Concours de Livingston 2013 Menu


  • Whole Poached Salmon
  • Carved Roast Beef Sliders with Spicy Garlic Aioli
  • BBQ Chicken and Slaw Sliders
  • Dill Pickles


  • Wild Berry Skewers (Raspberry, Blueberry, Blackberry, Strawberry)
  • Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes (Boursin Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes)
  • Boursin Cucumber Bites (Sliced Cucumbers Topped with Boursin Cheese)
  • Assorted Cookies


  • 2 Reds/Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2 Whites/Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio
  • 2 Dark and Lite on Draft
  • Assorted Sodas and Diet Sodas
  • Ice Cold Water Bottles
  • Fresh Brewed Iced Tea
  • Coffee, Decaf Coffee with Cream, Sugar and Stirrers

Thank you to Pure and Simple Catering for providing such a fine array of delicious menu options!

Official Rules - NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends 7/26/13. Winner will be chosen and notified on 7/27/13. Tickets will be mailed with in 2 days of winner notification. If winner does not claim prize with in 24 hours, a new winner will be chosen. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

Le Concours de Livingston benefits Love INC of Greater Livingston County, Michigan.

A Big Thank You To Our Elite Partner, LaFontaine

Thank you LaFontaine Automotive Group

LaFontaine Automotive Group, a family owned and operated company, has done business in the Livingston County community for over 30 years.

The corporation, which focuses on providing families with the best vehicles deals on the market, believes strongly in participating and giving back to the community which has made it’s business successful.

“The reason we got involved with Love, INC”, says Kelly LaFontaine of LaFontaine Automotive Group, Highland, “is because their core values line up with a our own. They focus on building communities up and helping those in need. Love INC reflects what we stand for and we are proud to support this cause.”

Learn more about LaFontaine Automotive Group at their website, or check out their Facebook page.

Click here for a full list of our 2013 partners.

Event Entertainment; What’s In Store!

Jersery Boys-entertainment-LCDLWondering what’s in store for this year’s Le Concours de Livingston entertainment?

We’ve got an outstanding list of musicians lined up including:

Child of the Promise – a group which includes dozens of local Christian musicians who perform annually to benefit Love INC in it’s efforts. This talented bunch will be showcased on the second floor of the Gronow household and is sure to provide an exceptional performance.

Dan Glynn – established pianist and local to Livingston County, this fabulous entertainer will perform for attendees enjoying the Maritime Museum Tour.

Livingston Lamplighters – this 15 member acappella men’s group plans to provide Barbershop style chorus for attendees in the tent as well as wander the grounds in duos and trios.

Jersey Boys – You’ll find this amazing men’s quartet performing a forty minute Four Seasons Tribute for attendees enjoying the shade of the tent.

Don’t miss these one of a kind peformances, reserve your tickets today!