Briefs 05.23.19

GHS to conduct Baccalaureate - Grayling High School seniors, family, friends, and members of the community are invited to attend the school’s Baccalaureate Service – a non-denominational religious event planned by and featuring the graduates – on Wednesday, May 29, at 6 p.m. in the Joseph Stripe Auditorium. This year’s program will include speakers Pastor Gary Wojdan and Chuck Hughes.
 
Topic of breakfast presentation is COPD - The Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center will host a free breakfast presentation on Tuesday, May 28, at 9 a.m. The topic will be What Is COPD, featuring Jennifer Steele of Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and non-reversible asthma. This disease is characterized by increasing breathlessness. Breakfast includes an omelet station, hash browns, muffins, mixed fruit, juice, and coffee. The breakfast and presentation will be held at the Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center, 308 Lawndale Street. For more information, call (989) 348-7123. 
 
Community Garden plots available - The Community Garden Friends, gearing up for its 11th season, is planning to have plots plowed and ready to plant by June 3 (weather permitting). The Community Garden property, located at the corner of Madsen and Mary Ann Street, has been made available courtesy of the Carl W. Borchers Post Veterans of Foreign Wars #3736. New this summer is a well and in-ground sprinkler system to assist gardeners with watering. Plots will vary in size depending on the number of gardeners, but all are available free of charge to Crawford County residents. The Community Garden Friends are also seeking volunteers to help with maintaining a large plot which will grow food for the community. Food from this plot will go to individuals and families via the Crawford County Christian Help Center Food Pantry, River House Shelter, Michelson Memorial Monday Night Community Dinners, Crawford AuSable School Pantries, and the Commission on Aging. To sign up for a plot or to help with the community plot, contact the Community Garden Friends at (989) 348-7123.
 
Church to host Rhubarb Social - Bear Lake Christian Church will conduct its Annual Rhubarb Social on Sunday, May 26, from noon to 3 p.m. Picnic-style hot dog lunches will be available along with activities for kids. The event will feature live music from The Walkers. The Bear Lake Christian Church is located at 221 East Bear Lake Road at the corner of M-72 and East Bear Lake Road.
 
Senior Center to host Vial of Life presentation - The Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center will host a free Vial of Life presentation on Tuesday, May 28, at 5:45 p.m. In an emergency, the Vial of Life speaks for you when you can’t speak for yourself.  Come learn about the Vial of Life program and the different styles you can choose from and then receive your free kit. Come to our monthly Birthday Dinner for Smothered Pork Chops and stay for some life-changing information. Dinner is served from 4:30-5:30 p.m.  Suggested donation for those 60 and over is $3.50. Cost for those under 60 is $5.50. The dinner and presentation will be held at the Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center, 308 Lawndale Street. For more information, call (989) 348-7123. 
 
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Crawford County Avalanche

Mailing Address
Box 490
Grayling, MI 49738

Phone: 989-348-6811
FAX: 989-348-6806
E-Mail: information@crawfordcountyavalanche.com

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