Briefs 05.31.18

Bicycle Safety Rodeo to be held on June 2 - Sheriff Kirk A. Wakefield would like to announce the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office Annual Bicycle Safety Rodeo for children grades kindergarten through fifth will be held on Saturday, June 2. The Rodeo will be held in the parking lot of the AuSable Primary School from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A parent must accompany the participating child. For more information contact Melissa Hull at 344-3214.
New Medicare cards to arrive in June - In June 2018, Medicare is mailing new cards with new Medicare numbers to every person with Medicare. This is to help protect you from identity fraud. Medicare coverage and benefits stay the same. You don’t need to do anything to get your new card. Once you get your new Medicare card, destroy your old card. You can start using your new Medicare card right away at the pharmacy and with your doctor or other healthcare providers. Beware of people contacting you about your new Medicare card and asking you for your Medicare Number, personal information, or to pay a fee for your new card. For more information, visit If you need further assistance call Karl Schreiner at the Crawford County Commission on Aging at (989) 348-7123. 
Senior Center to host Cowboy Party - Saddle up and head to the Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center on Tuesday, June 5, at 5:45 p.m. for a Cowboy Party. Come on out to the Wild Wild West where costumes are not required but appreciated. Western Songs. Western Games. Western Prizes. Come early for a BBQ pork sandwich dinner served from 4:30-5:30 p.m. The cost of dinner is $5 for those under 60 and a suggested $3 donation for those 60 and over. The Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center is located at 308 Lawndale Street. For questions call (989) 348-7123.
Frederic Satellite Meal to be held - The Community is invited to the Crawford County Commission on Aging’s Frederic Satellite Meal on Friday, June 8, at 12 p.m. at the Frederic Township Hall. The lunch includes baked ham, baked sweet potato, green beans, and applesauce. Lunch is open to the public. 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 today. The Frederic Township Hall is located at 6470 Manistee.  
Free concert slated for June 7 - The community is invited to attend a free live concert featuring Howard Taylor on Thursday, June 7, at 5:45 p.m. at the Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center. Old country, old standards, fun songs, some storytelling and an opportunity for the audience to learn a little bit more about Northern Michigan’s best kept secret. Before the concert, enjoy a beef enchilada dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Those 60 and over dinner is a suggested $3 donation and those under 60 the cost of dinner is $5. The Senior Center is located at 308 Lawndale Street. For more information call (989) 348-7123.
Sign up for Smart911 Program - The Crawford County Commission on Aging is offering another opportunity to sign up for the Smart911 Program on Wednesday, June 6,  from 1-4 p.m. Smart911 is a free, new service available in the area to help you when you call 9-1-1. Once you’ve signed up, first responders will be aware of important information you have provided that will help them address your emergency. This information – including medical issues, current location and even pets – can help Police, Fire and EMS locate and help you. For more information call (989) 348-7123. The Senior Center is located at 308 Lawndale Street in Grayling.  
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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