Briefs 04.05.18

Spring Fling Dinner to be held - The community is invited to the Crawford County Commission on Aging and Senior Center’s Spring Fling Dinner on Thursday, April 12, from 4-6 p.m. They will be serving honey dijon crusted pork loin, potatoes, marinated button mushrooms, sliced cinnamon apples, and lemon dessert bars. The suggested donation for seniors 60 and over is $3. The price for those under 60 is $5. Dinner is open to the public. The Senior Center is located at 308 Lawndale Street. For more information call (989) 348-7123.
Rep. Rendon invites residents to local office hours - State Rep. Daire Rendon of Lake City will sponsor local office hours in Crawford County from 9 to 10 a.m. at Goodale’s Bakery – located at 500 Norway Street in Grayling – on Friday, April 13. No appointments are necessary to attend office hours. Those who are unable to attend, but would still like to speak with the representative, may contact her Lansing office at (517) 373-3817 or
Euchre to raise money for Project Graduation - Project Graduation will conduct a euchre event fundraiser at the Grayling Eagles Club on Friday, April 6. Registration begins at 6 p.m. and play begins at 6:30 p.m. There will be prizes for the top players. Cost to participate is $15 per player. Partners are determined by random draw. For more information, contact Cheri Helsel at (989) 619-3429 or Teresa Bonamie at (989) 390-4633.
COA to conduct Frederic Satellite Meal - The community is invited to the Crawford County Commission on Aging’s Frederic Satellite Meal on Friday, April 13, at 12 p.m. at the Frederic Township Hall. The lunch includes prime rib, red skin potatoes, California veggie blend, and applesauce. The cost of the lunch is a suggested donation of $3 for those 60 and over and a $5 cost for those under 60. Munson Home Health will provide blood pressure and sugar checks and Bingo will be played following the meal. Call (989) 348-7123 for a reservation. The Frederic Township Hall is located at 6470 Manistee.  
American Legion Auxiliary to meet - The American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the American Legion on Tuesday, April 10. The group meets once a month on the second Tuesday of each month.
Frederic to host euchre event - The Frederic Township Hall, located at 6470 Manistee, will host a euchre event on Saturday, April 14, at 2 p.m. Sign up starts at 1 p.m. Entry fee is $20. No need to bring a partner. All proceeds will benefit Frederic Township parks and recreation. 
Veterans can get ride to VA hospital - Veterans living in Crawford, Kalkaska, Roscommon, Otsego, or Ogemaw counties can arrange to be picked up along the I-75 corridor for a ride to the VA hospital by a Disabled American Veterans van. Call Veterans Service Office (989) 344-3861. If no answer call Mike at (989) 387-0319.
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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