Call of the Wild

Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, enjoy supporting your community, or just want some great food, head to the 11th annual “Call of the Wild” event held on January 22 at the Greater Midland North Family Center in Mills Township.

This event not only provides a fun and family friendly atmosphere to celebrate the outdoors, but it also allows participants and sponsors to give back to community that has seen its fair share of challenges.

“It’s always a fun time at Call of the Wild because everyone comes together, but the most important aspect is that all the proceeds go directly to programs and services that support our community,” said Misty Janks, executive director. Established in 1991, the family center began as an opportunity to offer programs and childcare to residents in northern Midland County—an area that has seen limited service offerings. Fundraisers like these help to provide these services for community members in the future.  

Start the night with a hearty dinner then enjoy archery demonstrations, special guests, hunting, fishing and outdoor exhibits, and dozens of silent and live auction items all inside the warmth of the center’s giant gym.  There’s plenty of fun stuff for the kids too. 

Tickets are only $12 for adults and $6 for kids 10 & under.  Call of the Wild starts at 5pm for senior dining and opens to the general public from 5:30 -9 pm with raffles, 50/50, silent auctions, and live auctions throughout the night.

Seating is limited - Call 989.689.7770 to reserve your tickets today.

Last year’s event raised more than $29,000 to help support programs and services, including the scholarship fund so that regardless of financial situations, everyone can access all of the center’s services.


Event Details

11th Annual Call of the Wild

Friday, January 22

At North Family Center: 2601 E. Shearer Rd., Midland, MI

5:30pm to 9:00pm

Tickets available by calling 989-689-7770



For more information on the family center, please visit