Briefs 4.22.2021

Medicare presentation to be held
Join the Crawford County Commission on Aging on Wednesday, April 28, at 12 p.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. 
Prescription Take Back Day is April 24
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 24. This is a great time to dispose of prescription medications cluttering your cabinets. 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, contaminating it. Expired or unused medications can be taken to one of four disposal sites in Grayling: City Hall located at 1020 City Blvd (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 (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.
Offer input on redistricting
Michigan communities have an opportunity to give input to the state’s first Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. Communities of Interest are people and organizations within a contained geographical area of common interests and goals which have legislative relevancy. More will be discussed during a town hall meeting presented by Christina Schlitt of the League of Women Voters on Thursday, April 22, at 6 p.m. Participation is through Zoom by registering at: For more information, contact Marcia Koppa at 989.348.2933.
PFAS update to be held online
The Army National Guard and Michigan PFAS Action Response Team along with representatives from Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE), Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and District Health Department #10 will update residents on the continuing investigation of PFAS contamination in private drinking water wells near Camp Grayling (Lake Margarethe and MATES at Range 30) and the Grayling Army Airfield during a virtual meeting on April 26 at 6 p.m. Registration website is Pre-registration is not required. Those interested in participating can go to the web site at 6 p.m. Individuals without internet access can listen to the meeting by calling 636.651.3142 and enter the conference code 374288#. For more information contact Marcia Koppa at 989.348.2933 or go to
Drop-off job fair to be held April 29
Michigan Works! is hosting a Job Seeker “Pop-Up Drop-Off Job Fair” on April 29. The event will be at the Michigan Works! Office at 4595 Salling Street in Grayling. The event is described by Michigan Works as an opportunity to drive in and drop off a resume. They add that there will be no employers on-site, no booths, and no crowds. Michigan Works! will post a listing of all job openings prior to the event, allowing people seeking employment to check which jobs they’d like to apply for in advance of the job fair. Job seekers will drop off resumes and the complete the “Job Openings” list. Michigan Works! staff will collect all resumes for various employers and get them to the employers after the event. Note that only resumes will be collected at these events. No applications will be handed out that day. If an application is required for a particular job, employers can contact applicants via the contact info from their resume and let them know how to proceed. There is no cost for applicants or employers for this event. For more information and or to sign up, contact Alayne Hansen at 248-310-1480, or email  
GHS baseball team to host wing ding dinner
The Grayling High School baseball team will conduct its annual wing ding dinner fundraiser at the American Legion from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21. Tickets are $8. Tickets will be available at the door. Dine-in and carryout meals will be available.
Tasting event slated for April 23
On April 23 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Stephan Bridge Party Store will be having a Tasting Event. On the menu will be pulled pork sandwiches with two sides.
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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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