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Charlevoix County News - October 03, 2013

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PO Box 205, Boyne City, MI 49712 • www.CharlevoixCountyNews.com • (989) 732-8160 • Office@CharlevoixCountyNews.com
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NORTHERN MICHIGAN – Charlevoix County News Pub-lisher, Dave Baragrey, has an-nounced the addition of award-winning journalist AndySneddon to the editorial staff of the County News and WeeklyChoice.Sneddon, 46, of Alanson will becovering sports with a focus on theschools in the northern region of the paper’s large distribution area,including Petoskey, Cheboygan,Charlevoix, Inland Lakes, Pellston,Onaway, Alanson and MackinawCity, among others.Sneddon is a familiar name toarea readers and a familiar face toprep sports fans. He previouslyserved as a sportswriter at thePetoskey News-Review from 1999to 2006 and then as sports editor of the paper from 2006-2012.“I’m very happy to join the staff at the Charlevoix County Newsand Weekly Choice,” he said onMonday. “I’m very familiar withmany of the communities in itscoverage area, particularlyPetoskey, Charlevoix and Cheboy-gan, and have enjoyed workingwith the coaches and administra-tors at those schools for a longtime.”Sneddon, who earned a Bache-lor of Arts Degree in journalismand communication from OaklandUniversity in 1990, has also servedas sports editor of the CheboyganDaily Tribune and the SaultEvening News and was on the staff of the Macomb Daily as a sports-writer in 1997 and ’98. In addition,his work has appeared in the De-troit Free Press, the Detroit News,the Traverse City Record-Eagleand the Michigan High SchoolAthletic Association (MHSAA)website.The native of Ferndale, Mich.has drawn praise and commenda-tion through the years for his col-orful and creative writing styleand his accurate reporting as wellas his warm personality and excel-lent relationships with coaches,players, parents and fans. He haswon more than two dozen stateand national awards during his journalism career, including sev-eral for sports feature writing andsports columns.His years of service in northernMichigan have given Sneddon aunique insight into communityvalues as viewed through theprism of high school sports.
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Fall col-ors areburstingthrough-out thenorth,right oncue forprovidingthe perfect autumn back-drop for the annual BoyneCity Harvest Festival,which takes place this Sat-urday, October 65h, from 8am until 4 pm. This daylong celebration is spon-sored and organized by theBoyne City Main Street pro-gram and the Boyne AreaChamber of Commerce,and features a joyful, enter-taining and exciting mix of live music, an arts andcrafts area with over 30 ven-dors expected, Folk Art dis-plays, a variety of children’s games, hay rides,wonderful fall foods andproduce, and of course theextraordinary Scarecrowson display throughout thedowntown.The Farmers Market willbe held on Lake and WaterStreets from 8 am untilnoon, and this is the perfecttime to stock up on thosefall fresh produce goods,particularly apples, cider,squash and of course – Pumpkins! Check out thedowntown hayrides be-tween 10 am and 2 pm, anddon’t forget to keep youreyes open for the manyscarecrows on displayaround town, all of whichare entries in this year’sScarecrow Contest.The Boyne District Li-brary, on the 200 block of Water Street, will also joinin the Harvest Festival ex-citement, with kids games,pumpkin painting andmore taking place from 10am until 2 pm. There willbe an “Empty Bowls” lunch-eon at the library startingat noon. “Empty Bowl”events are part of a world-
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BOYNE CITY - A group of BoyneCity natives spent months and oneSunday morning to create an attrac-tion to honor local and nationUnited States military veterans.The project, which took threemonths to plan and six hours on aSunday morning to complete, in-volved the Civil War memorialstatue in Maple Lawn cemetery inBoyne City. The memorial statuewas erected in 1916 in honor of Civil War veterans.The project involved cleaning upthe monument, adding two newlights, a flag pole and flag and elec-trical wiring running from a main-tenance shed in the center of thecemetery to the statue.Over the years, the statue hadgrowths and dirt build ups thatcaused the monument to look farolder than it actually is. After someresearch, the project organizers,who wish to remain anonymous,found products and cleaned thatstatue. From afar, the text engravedin the monument is hard to read,but overall the Civil War memoriallooks as if it were built that day.Organizers also cleaned up anumber of graves directly sur-rounding the statue.While the statue is nothing new,the addition of lights and the flagpole are new to the area. One of thelights is pointed at the Civil Warmemorial while the other is di-rected to the American flag, flyingin the wind.Additionally, an electrical outletwas added to one of the lights to beused during Memorial and VeteranDay services if there should bespeaking events requiring audioequipment.For the project organizers, finish-ing the project took six hours on aSeptember Sunday morning. From7 a.m. to 1 p.m., a small group of Boyne City citizens took to thecemetery to finish the project. Dueto graves being in the way, the or-ganizers were forced to trench downalong the roadway in the cemeteryand then follow the fence to bypassall the graves to the lights at the me-morial statue.About three months went intoplanning for the organizers to com-plete this simple, yet honorableproject. After raising funds throughdonations, they had to obtain equip-ment and tools necessary to carryout their plans.A number of local figures andgroups donated money to the proj-ect, which had a total cost of about$1,500.Donations form area businessesand individuals helped make thispossible including ACE Hardware,American Legion, American LegionAuxiliary, Ed’s Electrical, BoyneCity Area Veterans Memorial Com-mittee, George Lasater and the Cityof Boyne City plus other anony-mous donors.
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Gretchen Marie Crum
(FeB. 16, 1960 - SePt. 30, 2013)
GretchenM. Crum,age 53 of Boyne Citypassedaway atMunsonMedicalCenter inTraverseCity.Gretchen was born on Feb-ruary 16, 1960 in Detroit thedaughter of Richard and Vera(Stasiak) Guitar. She grew upin the Boyne City area and onJune 27, 1981 she marriedMark Crum at the Boyne CityUnited Methodist Church.Gretchen has worked manyyears for Boyne Resorts andwas currently working as VicePresident of Human Re-sources. Over the years shehas been very active in thecommunity and service or-ganizations. Gretchen wasalso a member of St.Matthews Church. She en- joyed boating, fishing, travel-ing and her family willremember her as loyal MSUfan.Gretchen is survived by herhusband Mark; children TroyDavid Crum, Jodi (Kevin)Beebe, Alexandra (Freddie)Thompson and VictoriaMichelle (fiancé Jason Tous-ley) Crum; grandchildrenMark, Laura, Kalie, Warren,Taylor, Alexis, Alivea, Anasta-sia, Freddie, Hattie, Eleighand Isabella; brothersMatthew and Mark Guitar;sister Michelle; mother VeraGuitar; several aunts, uncles,nieces, nephews; dear familyfriend Steph and her boyJack. She is preceded in deathby her father Richard Guitar.Visitation will be held 4:00to 7:00 PM Thursday, October3, 2013 at Stackus FuneralHome in Boyne City.A funeral mass will be cele-brated 2:00 PM Friday, Octo-ber 4, 2013 at St. MatthewsCatholic Church in BoyneCity with Fr. Frank Partridgeserving as celebrant.In lieu of flowers memorialdonations may be directed toMunson Heath Care RegionalCenter / Webber Heart Center,210 Beaumont Place, TraverseCity, MI 49684.
Luella J. Mapes, 71
(FeB. 22, 1942 - SePt. 23, 2013)
Luella J. Mapes of Charlevoix, passed away Mon-day, September 23, 2013, at herhome. She was born February22, 1942, in Charlevoix, thedaughter of Louie and Eda(Hill) DeJonge. Luella grew upin Eastport, and graduatedfrom Central Lake HighSchool in 1959. Luella workedfor Lexalite in Charlevoix fortwenty years.On October 15, 1966, shemarried Ralph Mapes inBoyne City, and he precededher in death on January 30,2007.Luella is survived by herchildren, Rick (Cheryl) Mapesof Cadillac; stepchildren,Mike (Mary) Mapes of BoyneCity, Joyce (Andy) Rowbothamof Charlevoix, Karen McCaryof Boyne Falls; grandchil-dren, Mark (Becky) Row-botham, Julie (Chris)Szafranski, Brian Mapes,Jason McCary, Shawn Kilmer,Logan Patrick; great-grand-children, Debbie, Katie andAngie Rowbotham, Matthewand Zack Szafranski, KeelyMcCary; sisters, Mary Shubbyof Kalkaska, Elsie Powers of Springfield, Oh., Allie De-Jonge of Burlington, Wisc.;brother, James (Eva) DeJongeof Mancelona. Luella was pre-ceded in death by her stepson,Robert in 1996.Funeral was held Septem-ber 27, at the Winchester Fu-neral Home in Charlevoix.Burial in the Undine Ceme-tery in Hayes Township. TheReverend David Behling offi-ciated.Memorial contributionsmay be made to the AmericanHeart Association, or to theAmerican Lung Association.Please sign Luella’s guest-book at www.winchesterfuner-alhome.com
Phyllis Browe Smith, 71
(DeC. 28, 1940 - SePt. 28, 2013)
Phyllis Browe Smith of Charlevoix, died Saturday,September 28, 2013, at herhome. She was born Decem-ber 28, 1940, in Detroit, to Wil-fred and Florence Mae (Ward)Browe, and in 1958, graduatedfrom Saint Rita’s School inDetroit.She lived most of her life inthe west-side Detroit area.Phyllis was a data processorand retired from ADP. Shemoved to Charlevoix in 2006 tohelp take care of her mother,then made her home there.Phyllis enjoyed social net-working, and crocheting, andwas a NASCAR and footballfan. She was a member of Saint Mary’s Church inCharlevoix and the CharlevoixSenior Citizens.Phyllis is survived by herbrothers, Ronald W. Browe of Munising, Barry M. (Char-lotte) Browe of Horton Bay.She was preceded in death byher parents, and three sisters,Frances Monhollen, KarenBlaz, and Marjorie Penfound.Visitation will be from 6-8pm, Wednesday, October 2, atthe Winchester Funeral Homein Charlevoix. Mass of theResurrection will be 12:30 pm,Thursday, October 3, at SaintMary’s Church in Charlevoix,followed by burial in SaintMary’s Cemetery. The Rev-erend Matthew Wigton will of-ficiate.Please sign Phyllis’ guest-book at www.winchesterfuner-alhome.com
Dale Jacob Heberling, 72
Dale Jacob Heberling of Boyne Citypassed awayat McLarenNorthernMichiganhospital onSept. 28,2013.Dale wasborn to thelate Johnand Mary Heberling of Mio,Mich., in 1941. He graduatedfrom Mio High School in 1959,and went on to attend AlpenaCommunity College.Dale married Andrea Mullin 1965, and moved to BoyneCity in 1970 where they raisedtheir two children, Shannonand Shane.Dale retired from the MLCCin 1992, and was an activemember of the Boyne CityFourth of July committee formany years. Dale enjoyedspeaking with people aroundthe world on amateur radio,building and flying radio con-trolled airplanes, and numer-ous outdoor recreationalactivities such as hunting,fishing, boating and snowmo-biling.Dale is survived by his wife,Andrea; daughter, Shannon(Michael) Hoban; son, Shane(Kathleen) Heberling; hisgrandchildren, Seth, Allisonand Autumn; and his brother,John (Jeanine); sister, Myrna(Harry); sister, Shirley; sister-in-law, Sharon (David);brother-in-law, Mike; andmany nieces and nephews.Dale was a loving grandfatherto Seth and Allison Heberling,and Autumn Hoban.A funeral service will be 5p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, atStackus Funeral Home inBoyne City with visitationfrom 2 p.m. until the time of service. Burial will take placeat Maple Lawn Cemetery.Family and friends wisingto share a thought or memoryare encouraged to do so onlineat www.stonefuneralhome-inc.com.
Ruth Martha Manthei
Ruth Martha Manthei,beloved wife, mother andgrandmother, peacefullypassed away on Sept. 18, 2013,in California. She was a faith-ful friend to many.A graveside service willtake place at 1 p.m. Friday,Oct. 4, at Greenwood Ceme-tery in Petoskey.Family and friends are wel-come to gather in Ruth’s mem-ory following the service onManthei Road at WalloonLake.In place of flowers, dona-tions may be directed to St.Mark’s Lutheran School Tu-ition Assistance Fund, 7869Kingswood Drive, CitrusHeights, Calif. 95610; tele-phone, (916) 961-7891.Arrangements are in thecare of the Stone FuneralHome of Petoskey.
Charles Gordon ‘Bud’Matthews, 93
Charles Gordon “Bud”Matthews of Charlevoix diedSunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at Boul-der Park Terrace NursingHome in Charlevoix.A private interment servicewill take place at GreenwoodCemetery in Petoskey.The Winchester FuneralHome in Charlevoix is han-dling the arrangements.
Ramona Carolyn Wubbels, 73
(MAy 30, 1940 - SePt. 27, 2013)
Ramona Carolyn Wubbels of East Jordan and formerly of Elmira, died Friday, Sept. 27,2013.She was born on May 30,1940, in Morton, Ill., thedaughter of Fred and Alma(Olson) Bluhm.Ramona married LaurenceWubbels on April 30, 1960, inMorton, Ill. She shared hislife’s work as a biologist forthe United States Fish andWildlife Service by raisingthree daughters in numerousremote areas of the UnitedStates.Ramona loved gardeningand was known for her lovelyflower and vegetable gardensalong the Boyne City-East Jor-dan Road. She explored herartistic life in ceramics, de-coupage and making afghans.She enjoyed crossword puz-zles and square dancing.She was a member of theFirst Congregational UnitedChurch of Christ in Gaylord,where she had served as thechurch secretary for a num-ber of years. She was also amember of the Order of theEastern Star. Ramona volun-teered for United MethodistChurch as a youth counselor,American Red Cross, AntrimCounty’s Star Township as anelection official, as a leaderfor the Girl Scouts in NorthCarolina and assisted resi-dents of local nursing homesin the areas where she lived.She is survived by her hus-band of 53 years, LaurenceWubbels, of East Jordan;three daughters, DariaWubbels Devantier and herhusband, Jeff, of Howell,Mich., Kathryn WubbelsEstrada and her husband,Pablo, of Dallas, Texas, andCynthia Wubbels McCune andher husband, Glen, of EastJordan; eight grandchildren,Marcos Estrada, EnriqueEstrada, Estevan Estrada,Breyenna Estrada, AraceliEstrada, Nick Estrada, Tan-ner McCune and Rainy Mc-Cune; and two sisters, BettyMartin of Washington, Ill.,and Wilma (Glenn) Stieglitz of Morton, Ill.The funeral service will be11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at thePenzien Funeral Homes, Inc.in East Jordan with visitationfrom 9 a.m. until service time.
Lyle Eugene Barkley, 65
Lyle Eugene Barkley of BayTownship passed away at St.Mary’s Of Michigan on Satur-day, Sept. 28, 2013.A memorial service will be 3p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, atStackus Funeral Home inBoyne City with a gatheringof family and friends begin-ning at 1 p.m.
Margaret Ellen Wilson, 90
Margaret Ellen Wilson of Charlevoix died Sept. 28, 2013,at her home.Arrangements are pendingat Winchester Funeral Homein Charlevoix.
Ruth Ann Matelski, 76
(JAn. 2, 1937 - SePt. 27, 2013)
Ruth Ann Matelski of Boyne Falls went to Heaven tobe with the love of her life onSept. 27, 2013, surrounded byher loving family.Ruth was born on Jan. 2,1937, to Walter and LilaBurgess.She married Louis Matelskion Nov. 10, 1956. He precededher in death on July 7, 1980.They were blissfully marriedfor 24 years.Ruth was a devoted wife,mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt andfriend. She loved spendingtime with her family. Her chil-dren, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and sisterswere her whole world. Ruthloved puzzles, reading andflowers.Ruth taught us many les-sons throughout her blessedlife, many of which we hopewill be carried on for genera-tions. She lived her life by ex-ample, keep a tune in yourheart and don’t be afraid tosing it. A friendly smile couldgo a long way and brightensomeone’s day. She was a pil-lar of strength; it shinedthrough after the death of hersoul mate, while caring forher young family. She wasstrong, funny, beautiful andbrave beyond what most peo-ple only dream of. Ruth al-ways treated everyone likefamily.Any attempt to quantifyhow much she was loved andhow respected she was, andhow much she will be missed(especially by her children,grandchildren and sisters)will be woefully inadequate, itdefies description.She is survived by her chil-dren, Louis (Debbie), Judy(David), Richard (Kim), Ben(Kim), Jeff (Shawn), Joe(Suzie), Debbie Gillespie andher 19 grandchildren and 14great-grandchildren; her sis-ters, Oralee (Gary), Audie(Nelson) and Patty; nieces,nephews, cousins, many in-laws and countless friends.She was predeceased by herparents; her loving husband;her infant daughter, Sherry;sister, Winona; and brother,Leslie.In keeping with Ruth’swishes there will be no serv-ice. She is forever loved.Arrangements were by Gay-lord Community FuneralHome. Share memories or per-sonal messages with the fam-ily atwww.gaylordfuneralhome.com.
Randall J. Yuzba, 57
Randall J. Yuzba of Charlevoix died Sunday, Sept.29, 2013, at his home.A memorial service willtake place at a later date.Arrangements were madeby Hastings Funeral Home inEllsworth.
Patricia Anne Bentley
(nov. 22, 1931 - SePt. 23, 2013)
Patricia Bentley passedaway on September 23, 2013 ather home in Boyne City.Patricia was born Novem-ber 22, 1931, and lived inSouthern Michigan most of her life. On February 11, 1950,she married Eugene Bentley(who preceded her in death inJanuary, 2000) and they madetheir home in Fenton, Michi-gan until February of 1987when they retired, moving toBoyne City.Pat is survived by her 3 chil-dren, Chris (Gene) Mont of Kempner, Texas; Karen An-dersen of Fenton, Michigan;and Bill (Gina) Bentley of Boyne City, as well as sister-in-law Jane (Al) Walz. In addi-tion, Pat is survived by ninegrandchildren; eleven greatgrandchildren, and a specialcat, Duffus.Pat always enjoyed workingoutside in her rock garden,and will be forever remem-bered for the many beautifulroses she grew in her yard.She was an active member of the American Legion Auxil-iary, and loved to go fishing,play bingo, and spend timewith her family.A graveside service will beheld at a later date.
Dorothy Mackie, 79
Dorothy Mackie of Charlevoix passed away onSept. 5, 2013, in Castle Rock,Colo.A memorial service washeld Friday, Sept. 27, atBethany Lutheran Church,11906 U.S. 31 North,Charlevoix.
Arthur Clute, 73
Arthur Clute, 73, went toHeaven tobe with thelove of hislife on Sep-tember 30,2013 sur-rounded byfamily.Art wasborn on Oc-tober 24,1939 in Boyne City, the son of Orville and Maggie Clute. Hegraduated from Boyne CityHigh School.He married Sally Burns in1962 and the couple resided inthe Boyne City countrysidethroughout their 47 years of marriage. Sally preceded hisdeath on April 1, 2009.After many years as ownerof New Life Construction, Artopened Drumin Valley Cus-tom Archery at their propertyon Old State Road; workingside-by-side with his belovedwife Sally. Art and Sallyshared a deep passion forhunting and the outdoors.They both shared their talentsas volunteers at Camp Quality.Their endearing love for eachother was obvious to every-one.He is survived by two sons,Art Jr. (Becky), and Jody(Marrijo), both of BoyneFalls; two daughters, NadjaPutters (Tom) of Royal Oakand Nicole Fortune (Gary) of Boyne Falls; eight grandchil-dren; six great-grandchildren;two sisters, Ella Negri (Do-minic) of Arizona, SharonMai (Mel) of Arizona; and onebrother, Tim Clute of Florida.He was preceded in death byhis parents; his loving wife,Sally; and grandson, Jacob.A memorial gathering willbe held in his honor on Satur-day, October 5 from 1-3 p.m. at01570 Old State Road, BoyneCityIn lieu of flowers, memorialdonations can be made toCamp Quality, P.O. Box 345,Boyne City, Mich. 49712.
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Fall is in the air, whichmeans that northernMichigan orchards arebusy harvesting bushels of fresh, ripe apples in prepa-ration for the 35th AnnualApple Festival taking placedowntown Charlevoix onOctober 11-13. Apples areMichigan’s largest andmost valuable fruit cropand this year our areaapple trees are full to over-flowing.“This has been a reallynice growing season forfruit farmers, and a nicegrowing season meanshigh quality fruit!” saidSara McGuire owner of Royal Farms in Atwood.“Of course there are a lotof new varieties availableto consumers. In the lastfew years we have intro-duced Zestars, Candycrisp,Crimson crisp, and DandeeReds. We also continue togrow many of the favoriteold standbys, Galas, Cort-lands, Empires just toname a few! Our most pop-ular apple is the Honey-crisp and that crop looksgreat.”More than 30 types of ap-ples will be on hand as wellas other fall harvest itemsincluding pumpkins,mums, squash, jam, honey,maple syrup, pies, ciderand more. Warm up withhot food items such as hotdogs, soup, frites, pasties,apple flappers, and kiel-basa provided by local non-profit organizations.Our fall harvest celebra-tion includes activities forthe entire family. You won’twant to miss the holidayart & craft show in EastPark featuring 125 ex-hibitor booths. Head oneblock north to Bridge Parkfor the children’s activitiesincluding face painting bythe Charlevoix High SchoolArt and Performing ArtsDepartments, pony rides byLiberty Valley Ranch, anda petting zoo hosted by theCharlevoix County 4-H.Charlevoix is honored tohave been selected as one of the cities to be representedon the Prayer Canvas as itmakes its way acrossAmerica. The Prayer Can-vas is a grass-roots projectto honor the BostonMarathon bombing victimsand survivors. The idea isfor it to be a symbol of America...big cities, smalltowns....every walk of life.Every state will be repre-sented. The public is in-vited to write a prayer,message, symbol, name orpaint a picture on theCharlevoix canvas whichwill be on display in thepark during Apple Fest onSaturday and Sunday, Octo-ber 12 & 13. Once the tourhas been completed, all of the canvases will be sewntogether and at that pointthe Prayer Canvas is ex-pected to grow to the size of a football field, if not big-ger. The Prayer Canvas willbe presented to the City of Boston on the anniversaryof the bombings. Each vic-tim will receive a mountedportion of the canvas andthe remainder will hope-fully hang in a city build-ing as a memorial to theheroes and victims thatwere impacted that day. Formore information on thisinitiative visit .Judging is underway todetermine the winner of the 2013 Apple Fest ShirtDesign Contest. Studentsfrom the Charlevoix HighSchool Design Class cameup with some great con-cepts for this year’s shirt.Stay tuned, the Chamberwill be announcing thewinner soon.The Apple Fest FamilyFun Run benefitingCharlevoix Kiwanis YouthFoundation is on tap forSaturday morning. The 1mile starts at 9am; 5k startsat 9:20am. The races willnot be timed and there willbe obstacles along thecourse. The event is spon-sored by Charlevoix StateBank and promises good-ies, prizes and lots of funfor everyone. Register on-line at or find out more at .“We love Apple Fest,”said Sara. “It’s a great wayto create excitement aboutsomething so important toour economy! Having peo-ple driving in from all overthe state and even flying infrom around the country tocelebrate our growing sea-son is very exciting!”Experience the magic of autumn in northern Michi-gan at the CharlevoixApple Festival. Join thefestivities and show yoursupport for our local farm-ers, orchards and non-profit organizations whilecelebrating the season inscenic downtownCharlevoix this October.The Harvest is in!For more informationcontact the CharlevoixArea Chamber of Com-merce at 231-547-2101 orFerguson@charlevoix.org.
Apples Abound at the 35th Annual Apple festival
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Everyone is invited tocome to the CharlevoixCommunity Pool Sun-day, Oct. 6 from 1-4 p.m.for a free Splash 2013 cel-ebration and thank-youto our surrounding com-munities for their con-tinued support of thepool. Fun, family enter-tainment at Splash willinclude a bounce house,popcorn, cotton candy,and games. Also, “Tooth-pic” & “Crash” theclowns will be facepainting and makingamazing balloon ani-mals. free open swimfrom 1-3 p.m. will be fol-lowed by live and inter-active water safetydemonstrations at 3:45.Charlevoix’s best barbe-cue, Pigs Eatin’ Ribs,will be on hand with agreat menu of food forpurchase.

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