Briefs 5.6.2021

Walk-ins now welcome at vaccine clinics
District Health Department #10 is scheduling first-dose COVID-19 vaccine clinics each Tuesday in all 10 local offices. Starting next week, Tuesday clinic times are 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 6:20 p.m. and walk-ins are welcome. All three vaccines – Pfizer (for 16+), Moderna (for 18+), and Johnson & Johnson (for 18+) – are available. Second doses of Pfizer and Moderna will be scheduled at your first-dose clinic. To schedule an appointment online, go to If you do not have access to a computer or the internet, call 888.217.3904. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome during Tuesday clinic days. For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, go to   
Older Michiganians Day to be held virtually 
On Wednesday, May 12, join the community partners and older adults all across the state for Older Michiganians Day. This free virtual event will feature legislators and discussion on important issues impacting older Michigan residents. Join the livestream at or join via phone by calling 1-646-558-8656 and entering the following Meeting ID: 968 8569 1099 and Passcode: 616294. 
LWV offers virtual event on electoral college
On Tuesday, May 18, from noon to 1:30 p.m. the League of Women Voters GTA will present a virtual event featuring Dr. John Zachman, professor of political science at NMC, who will discuss the Electoral College and its relevancy today. The program can be viewed on Zoom at, on TACM Facebook, LWVGTA Facebook or channel 189 with Spectrum TV.
Food distribution to be held 
T-FAP food distribution will be held on May 10 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the back door of the American Legion. Curbside pickup. Bring ID with current address.
National Day of Prayer to be held 
National Day of Prayer will be held in front of the Crawford County Building at the flagpole from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 6. Participants will wear masks and practice social distancing. Prayer theme this year: “Lord pour out your love, life, and liberty.”
Garden Club to take trip to Kewadin
Kirtland Garden Club’s May meeting will be a day trip on May 17 to Pine Hill Nursery, Kewadin, in the Torch Lake area. Pine Hill Nursery is known for a wide variety of plants and its knowledgeable staff. For questions, details, carpool info, and sign up, call or leave a message with Nancy at 989.422.6017. 
Church to distribute food 
Mount Hope Lutheran Church – located at 905 N. I-75 Business Loop – will conduct a free drive through food distribution event on Saturday, May 15, at 11 a.m.
Senior Center offers free medical items 
The Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center has many medical items including walkers, canes, and more available for free for adults ages 60 and over. If you are looking for any items, please give Kathy Meisner a call at 989.348.7123 to see if we might have what you need. All supplies are first come, first served. 
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Crawford County Avalanche

Mailing Address
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Grayling, MI 49738

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

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