Briefs 5.25.2023

Memorial ceremony to be held May 26
The group who helped pave the way for Michigan’s first state-operated veterans’ cemetery to be in Crawford County, along with Camp Grayling and other local community organizations, will honor fallen heroes with the laying of wreaths on Friday, May 26, at 11 a.m. at Hanson Hills (at what may be the smallest military cemetery in the United States, atop Johnson Hill). Interested parties can meet in the Hanson Hills parking lot (7601 Old Lake Road, Grayling) at 11 a.m. Guests will then be transported via available four-wheel drive vehicles to the cemetery located at the top of the hill for a brief ceremony and remarks. The group will provide an update on the Crawford County veterans cemetery project. For more information, contact Carey Jansen at 248.961.3056.
Memorial Day event slated for May 29
American Legion Post 106 of Grayling will conduct its annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 29, at 10 a.m. at Elmwood Cemetery.
Grayling museum to open on Thursday
The Crawford County Historical Society will open the museum on Thursday, May 25. Visit the museum this summer to view the many displays of people, places, and events from Crawford County’s past. Climb aboard the caboose. Ring the bell. See the antique fire engine. Search for a veteran’s name. Look at items in the Gift Shop. Check printed materials for your historical research. The museum will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this summer. The museum will be closed on Mondays (including Memorial Day). There is no admission charge, but donations are welcome.
Hazardous waste day to be held
Community Hazardous Waste Day in Crawford County will be held on Saturday, June 10, at the Crawford County Building Parking Lot (200 W Michigan Avenue). This year the following items are being accepted: Document Shredding, from 10 a.m. to noon, suggested donations $10 for a 13 gallon-size bag or box $15 for a 40 gallon-size bag or box; Electronic Waste & Scrap Tires (removed from rims), from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. E-Waste items collected include desktop computers, laptops, tablets, computer keyboards/mice, computer monitors, desktop printers, desktop scanners, desktop fax machines, gaming consoles, cell phones, DVD players/ VCRs/cable boxes, cables/cords/wires from electronics, CD players & stereo equipment/speakers, low grade electronics/small electronics. Please call or text 248.961.3056 for more information. Donations will be collected on-site for the Crawford County Commission on Aging.
Caregiver class offered
A caregiver class will meet June 12 at the Crawford County Commission on Aging (Lawndale Street) from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Whether caring for a spouse, partner, family member, friend or neighbor, helping someone close to you with daily activities and medical tasks can be difficult. Caregivers often feel guilty and alone and have increased risk of developing depression. During this workshop participants will: explore the many ways informal caregiving affects a caregivers mental and physical health, learn the importance of self-care for caregivers, practice some strategies for self-care, and find out resources for learning more about self-care for caregivers. To register or for more information, call 989.348.7123.
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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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