EVART \u2014 The Green Gold Diner in Evart is kicking off its season of giving with three fundraisers planned for this summer. \u201cI am all about giving back to the community,\u201d owner Chris Elliott said. \u201cAll of these events we are doing, the proceeds will go to local nonprofits. It is all about giving back.\u201d Elliott added they looked at several nonprofits in the area and decided on Hersey House of Hope and Eagle Village to support with this year\u2019s fundraisers. The Green Gold Diner will host a pig roast from 3-9 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at 201 W. Seventh St., Evart.\u00a0The festivities will take place outside on the diner grounds. Elliott said they will be roasting a 350 pound pig, which will feed up to 400 people. Side dishes will include baked beans, potato salad, macaroni salad and potato chips. The meal is free, but a $5 per person donation is requested. Adult beverage tickets will also be available during the event with live music performed by Ken and Racquel. All proceeds will go to Hersey House of Hope. A seafood boil will be held 3-9 p.m. Saturday, July 9, on the grounds outside of the diner, which will include seafood, sausage, corn and potatoes.\u00a0 They plan to have enough food to serve around 200 people, Elliott said, but if necessary, they can get more seafood at the last minute. The meal is free, but a $10 per person donation is requested. Again, adult beverage tickets will be available during the event, and live music will provide the entertainment. All proceeds from the event to go to support Eagle Village. In August, Green Gold Diner will host a \u201cBack to School Bash\u201d kids celebration with a bounce house, a petting zoo, a dunk tank and other games. \u201cI am working with Walmart and Meijer to get school supplies,\u201d Elliott said. \u201cI am also working with the school district to get a count of the kids, and we are hoping to get enough school supplies to provide for all of the students in the district.\u201d The menu during the \u201cBack to School Bash\u201d will consist of kid friendly foods, such as, hot dogs, corn dogs and chips, he said. Pine Street will be closed to traffic during the event so that the games and other activities can be set up there. The diner will be closed during these special events, and no menu items will be available. Elliott has been in the restaurant business for 18 years and has another restaurant in the Rockford area. He recently returned to the Evart area and opened the Green Gold Diner in October 2021. \u201cThe Evart area is just home to me because it is so close to my hometown,\u201d Elliott said. \u201cWe opened the diner in October, and it has been amazing. This is something we felt the community really needs. \u201cWe have built up some regular clientele, and now with the snowbirds coming back to the area, it is starting to get really busy,\u201d he added.\u00a0 For updates on the events, follow the Green Gold Diner Facebook page.