Briefs 08.03.17

Seniors to travel to Beach Bums baseball game - The Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center will be hosting one more trip to see the Traverse City Beach Bums on Tuesday, August 8. The cost of the trip is $13, which includes transportation by CCTA bus (Dial-A-Ride) and game ticket. Meal is not included; however, all fans can take advantage of the Thrifty Tuesday Meal Deal (hot dog or brat, chips, and a Northwoods Soda for $5). The bus is scheduled to depart from the Commission on Aging and Senior Center at 5 p.m. and return around 11:30 p.m. Registration and pre-payment is required to reserve a seat. For more information and reservations please contact the Senior Center at (989) 348-7123.  
TEFAP food distribution set for August 7 - The quarterly TEFAP food distribution will be held on Monday, August 7, at the American Legion at 106 James Street from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Please bring identification showing current address. Line up at the back door. Please bring someone to help carry your bags, if necessary.
Senior Center to host free concert - The community is invited to attend a free concert featuring Contagious 2 on Thursday, August 10, at 5:45 p.m. at the Crawford County Commission on Aging and Senior Center. Al Bondar and Diane Beauchamp will perform songs that are entertaining for both young and old alike. Before the concert enjoy a beef stew dinner served at 5 p.m. The cost of dinner is a suggested $3 donation for those 60 and over and a $5 cost for those under 60. There is no charge for this event, but donations are appreciated. The Senior Center is located at 308 Lawndale Street in Grayling. For more information call (989) 348-7123.
Program to help seniors get fresh produce - The Crawford County Commission on Aging and Senior Center is hosting the 2017 Senior Project Fresh Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Qualified older adults receive $20 worth of coupons that are used to purchase fresh Michigan produce at participating Project Fresh Markets (including the Grayling Farmers Market and the Grayling Greenhouse). To qualify, you must be 60 years old or older, be a Crawford County resident, and meet maximum income guidelines. For a household of one, income must be below $1,860/month. For a household of two, income must be below $2,504/month. Coupon distribution will take place on a first-come, first-served basis. If you feel you qualify and would like to participate in the program, contact Jennifer Bricker at (989) 348-7123 to schedule an appointment. There will be no class this year, only one on one appointments.
Energy Efficiency presentation set for Tuesday - Join the Crawford County Commission on Aging on Tuesday, August 8, at 12:30 p.m. as it presents “Energy Efficiency.” Gary Lamberg from TrueNorth Community Services will talk about money-saving tips on minimizing household energy consumption. Learn about reducing energy bills, propane pre-buying, budget plans, and electricity reduction. Come for lunch beforehand which includes hamburgers, sweet potato fries, peas and carrots, and burst o’ berries. The cost is a suggested $3 donation for those 60 and over and a $5 charge for those under 60. The presentation will be held at the Crawford County Commission on Aging and Senior Center at 308 Lawndale Street.  For more information contact the Senior Center at (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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