Friends Dinner Cruise

Come out and enjoy a wonderful evening of live music and great food on the Michigan Princess on Sunday, September 22, and help support Eaton County Parks.

2013 Dinner Cruise Flyer


All Aboard for Friends Dinner Cruise

All aboard for the 2013 Friends Dinner Cruise!

The Friends of Eaton County Parks is sponsoring a dinner cruise on the Michigan Princess on Sunday, September 22, at 6 p.m. to raise funds and support for the Eaton County Parks system. Boarding for the cruise begins at 5:30 p.m. at Grand River Park, 3205 Lansing Rd., in Lansing. Tickets for the two-hour cruise and dinner are $40 per person. Businesses, individuals, and charitable organizations may sponsor a table of eight for $320.

Another way to get tickets to the dinner cruise is to join the Lincoln Brick 100 Club. Those members, for a $100 tax-deductible donation, receive one dinner cruise ticket, a 2014 annual pass to all Eaton County Parks, and a subscription to the Eaton County Parks newsletter. Lincoln Brick 100 Club members may purchase one additional dinner ticket for a reduced price of $20. The proceeds from 100 Club memberships go exclusively to benefit Lincoln Brick Park in Grand Ledge, while the individual dinner cruise proceeds will benefit the County-wide park system.

Friends President Kelly Lusis said the dinner cruise is a much anticipated annual event that has long had the support of Eaton County citizens. This fun-filled event will have a delicious buffet dinner and excellent musical entertainment. The Friends group is expecting a big response to the cruise again this year.

The boat and crew have been provided for the benefit of Eaton County Parks by the J&K Steamboat Company for some 20 years, first on the Princess Laura, docking in Grand Ledge, and moving to the larger Michigan Princess, docking at Grand River Park, as support for the event has increased.

Dinner cruise tickets are available at the Fitzgerald Park office in Grand Ledge. Friends members and Parks Commissioners also have tickets for sale. To purchase tickets by phone using a credit card, call 517-627-7351, ext. 0. For more information on the dinner cruise, Lincoln Brick 100 Club membership, or table sponsorship, please call 517-627-7351, ext. 27 or send an e-mail to