Miss Farmington 2012 Elena Pavlicas declared her support of the Farmington-Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth and Families Bountiful Backpack Program when she was crowned in July.
The program provides backpacks during the school year that are filled with nonperishable food items and given to children who may not get enough to eat at home.
On Friday, Pavlicas aims to raise some money to support the program, through a bowling fundraiser held from 7 p.m.-11 p.m. at Drakeshire Lanes on Grand River in Farmington. Admission is $20 and gets you pizza, soft drinks, two games of bowling and shoe rental. There will also be vendors, crafters and a silent auction to help raise funds.
Pavlicas said she wanted to help with the Backpack program because it provides food to children at Lanigan Elementary, where she went to school from kindergarten through 5th grade.
"I thought it was a great way to give back to the community and to help kids in need, especially this time of year," she said. "It's a way to be thankful for what we have."
Foundation director Eunice Jeffries said board members and their families expect to support the event.
"We're happy and we're proud that young people in the community are getting involved," she said.
Among the vendors will be McClary Bros. Bakehouse, offering hand-decorated baked goods, and Savannah's Bowtique, with hand-made decorative hair bows.