Briefs 08.24.17

Test drive event to raise money for school - Grayling High School will team up with Feeny Ford to host a Ford Drive 4 UR School fundraiser event on Thursday, Aug. 24, from 2-7 p.m. The event, conducted prior to the first GHS varsity football home game of the 2017 season, will be held at the school near Viking Stadium. For every test drive, Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to the school (up to $6,000). The football game – Grayling vs. Roscommon – starts at 7 p.m. According to the school’s athletic department, money raised will go toward new sports uniforms for teams.
CASA registration set for Sept. 7-8 - Crawford AuSable Soccer Association recreation soccer final registration will be held at Grayling Elementary School on Thursday Sept. 7, and Friday, Sept. 8, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Contact Sandy at 370-5481 or for more information.
GPA to conduct Junque in the Trunk event - The Grayling Promotional Association’s Annual “Junque in the Trunk” community sale will be held on Saturday, Sept. 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Grayling Mini Mall (I-75 Business Loop). Reserve a space for $20. For more information, contact Jeannie at (989) 344-0178.
GRA seeks flag football coaches, players - Grayling Recreation Authority is looking for young athletes in grades 1-5 to participate in its upcoming flag football league. GRA is also looking for volunteer coaches for the flag football program. Coaching in the program is one way to earn community service hours that can be redeemed for discounts on ski memberships or tubing at Hanson Hills. If interested, contact Wendy Kelso, Program Director for GRA, at For more information on the program, visit the GRA website at
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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