Briefs 10.21.2021

Trunk or Treat event to be held
Resurrection Life Center of Grayling – located on M-72 two miles east of Burger King – will host Family Fun Fest Trunk or Treat on Friday, October 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The entire event will be outdoors (weather permitting). Family Fun Fest will include activities, door prizes (drawing at 7:45 p.m.), hot dogs and mulled cider, hayrides, a bonfire, and lots of car trunks loaded with treats. Family Fun Fest will be conducted by Resurrection Life Center, Grayling E-Free, Grayling Free Methodist, and Grayling Baptist churches. Want to pass out candy at the event? Please be at the church by 5:15 p.m. to get your car parked in line. In the event of bad weather the event will be cancelled and the announcement will be made on the Resurrection Life Center Facebook page, the Grayling Helping Grayling Facebook page, and WQON 100.3 radio. For questions or more information call 989.348.1000.
Trick or Treating hours recommended
The City of Grayling Public Safety is recommending that Halloween trick or treating take place in Grayling from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 31.
Township to host Trunk or Treat
Beaver Creek Township Hall will host Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 31, from 6-8 p.m. Bring your child and enjoy the fun. If you would like to participate, bring your trunks and treats and park by the office. Refreshments and snacks will be provided by Weyerhaeuser.
COA offers Medicare presentation
Join the Crawford County Commission on Aging on Wednesday, October 27, at 11 a.m. via Zoom for a presentation that will help demystify the issues surrounding Medicare. Tammy Findlay, Advocacy & Resource Coordinator, will discuss the various parts of Medicare including what is covered or not covered, Medicare Supplement and Prescription Drug Plans, and how Medicare recipients who have low income can get assistance paying for Prescription Drug Plans and the Medicare Part B premium. For more information contact Tammy at or 989.348.7123. 
Drug Take Back Day is October 23
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, October 23. Medicines no longer being used may pose grave and unnecessary dangers to families and the people visiting their homes. Drugs flushed down toilets also pose an environmental risk as they may eventually find their way into ground water. Expired or unused medications can be taken to one of four disposal sites in Grayling: City Hall located at 1020 City Boulevard (available 24-hours), Crawford County Sheriff’s Department located at 200 W. Michigan Avenue (Available 24-hours), the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy at 500 James Street in Grayling during business hours, and the Medsafe bin in the Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital lobby. Call the Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center at 989.348.7123 if you have any questions.
Senior Center to host Halloween Party
The Crawford County Commission on Aging and Senior Center will host a Halloween Party on October 26 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Senior Center. Enjoy a ghoulish dinner of chopped pig flesh as well as a costume contest with prizes, a candy corn guessing game, and Halloween movie trivia. For more information, call Toby at 989.348.7123.
Farm park to conduct Halloween Hayrides
Wellington Farm USA will offer Halloween Hayrides on the evenings of October 29, 30, and 31. There will be only two rides each evening with limited seating for each ride. The farm is taking reservations for the hayrides at 989.348.5187. 
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Crawford County Avalanche

Mailing Address
Box 490
Grayling, MI 49738

Phone: 989-348-6811
FAX: 989-348-6806

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