Briefs 05.16.19

Sign up for Smart911 - The Crawford County Commission on Aging is offering another opportunity for Crawford County residents to sign up for the Smart911 Program on Wednesday, May 22, from 1-3 p.m. Smart911 is a free service available in the area to help you when you call  9-1-1. Once you have 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.  
Senior Center to conduct Rummage Sale - There will be a one-day Rummage Sale Fundraiser on Friday, May 24, in the Recreation Room at the Senior Center. The Rummage Sale will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be no collection of items at the Senior Center. All proceeds go to the Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center. For more information, contact Alice Snyder at (989) 348-7123.
Free Food Distribution to be held - Free Food Distribution will be held at Mt. Hope Lutheran Church on Saturday, May 18, at 10 a.m.
Veterans can get ride to VA hospital - Veterans living in Crawford, Kalkaska, Roscommon, Otsego, or Ogemaw counties can arrange to be picked up along the I-75 corridor for a ride to the VA hospital by a Disabled American Veterans van. Call the Veterans Service Office at (989) 344-3861.
Free six-week diabetes class offered - A Diabetes PATH Workshop will be on Tuesdays, beginning May 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. It’s a free six-week class. Any adults interested in diabetes may attend, including adults with pre-diabetes, Type 1 or 2, family, friends, or caregivers. Classes will be held at the Frederic Township Hall, 6470 Manistee. To register go to or contact Nicole Wethington at 989 344-3264 ext 1 or for more information.
Have an upcoming event? Announce it here - 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 (108 Michigan Avenue). Please provide event date, time, place, appropriate details, a contact person’s email address, and a contact person’s phone number. There is no cost to be included in the Briefs. Brief page items are for local events, or outings elsewhere involving local people.

Crawford County Avalanche

Mailing Address
Box 490
Grayling, MI 49738

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

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