Briefs 03.29.18

Shoe sale to benefit Patient Center - Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital and Outside The Box Shoes will present a one-day shoe sale fundraiser on Tuesday, April 3, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Crawford Room Education Center. Proceeds will benefit the Patient Diagnostic Center.
Meeting to discuss planned project - Mason-Griffith Founders Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host a public information meeting on April 3 at the Frederic Township Hall at 6470 Manistee Street in Frederic at 7 p.m. to discuss and answer questions about a planned project on the AuSable River from Batterson Road down to state land. All interested parties are welcome. For information contact Karen Harrison at (989) 348-1502 or at
Senior Center working on new menu options - The Crawford County Commission on Aging and Senior is working its way to developing some new menu items, new menu options, and new ways to present healthy foods.   To ensure the planning ideas are to everyone’s liking, a Taste Test Tuesday will be held in April. Every Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. join Chef Dale VanVliet in the dining room to sample some items that are being considered.  Each week the focus will be on a different type of food. April 3 will be Main Entree Dishes. April 10 will be Salads and Wraps. April 17 will be New Fresh Vegetables and April 24 will be Meat and Fish Selections. Everyone is welcome to dine at the Senior Center where lunch is ready and served from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and dinner is served from 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Those 60 and over each meal is a suggested $3 donation. Those under 60 the cost of each meal is $5. The Crawford County Commission on Aging and Senior Center is located at 308 Lawndale Street. For more information call (989) 348-7123. 
Have an upcoming event? Announce it here - Do you have an upcoming event to announce in the Briefs? The basic guidelines: Must be a public event in Crawford County. Upcoming event announcements can run one time in the Briefs. Public events or services that are ongoing may run once per month. Deadline for submission is noon on Monday each week. Submit Brief items to the Avalanche via email at or in person at the Avalanche office (102 Michigan Avenue). Please provide event date, time, place, appropriate details, a contact person’s email address, and a contact person’s phone number.

Crawford County Avalanche

Mailing Address
Box 490
Grayling, MI 49738

Phone: 989-348-6811
FAX: 989-348-6806

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