A spaghetti dinner to benet MecostaCounty Meals on Wheels Program will be heldrom 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, atChapel o the Lakes Lutheran Church, locatedat 9407 90th Ave., in Mecosta. Serving beginsat 4 p.m., with take-out dinners available. Thecost is $9 or adults; $3 or children 6 to 12 years old and ree or children under 6. There will be supplemental unding rom ThriventFinancial or Lutherans.
The American Red Cross will hold a blooddrive rom 1 to 5:45 p.m. on Monday, May 14,at New Hope United Methodist Church. Thepublic is invited to donate blood to help savelives. The church is located at 7296 Nine MileRoad in Mecosta.
Hospice o Michigan will host a “Timeo Remembrance” memorial service rom 6 to8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, at the Big RapidsHospice o Michigan oce located at 400 Perry Ave. This event will oer the community with anevening to remember our dear amily mem-bers and riends who have let us. The evening will include music, readings and an opportuni-ty or refection. A reception with rereshmentsand desserts will be provided at the conclusiono the program.Please call Tangela Zielinski to register at(231) 527-0913.
The 2012 Gol Scramble to benetMecosta County Habitat or Humanity will beheld on June 13 at the Royal Gol Course atCanadian Lakes. The entry ee o $80 includesgol with a cart, dinner and donation. Thoseinterested can register as a team which is aour-player scramble (3 divisions) or register asan individual. The gol outing will start at 10:30a.m. with registration, ollowed by an 11:30a.m. shotgun start. Dinner, awards, silent andlive auctions will begin at 5 p.m. Also, sponsorship tee signs are $50 andevent patron signs are $25.Make checks payable to Mecosta County Habitat or Humanity (MCHFH) and mailentries or signage inormation with checks to:Diane Ellis, 10663 Birchwood, Canadian Lakes,Michigan 49346 or drop o at the Royal ClubHouse. I you need more inormation, pleasecontact Heidi Litobar at (231) 972-2639 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you will come outand support Habitat or Humanity in MecostaCounty.
The Mecosta Area Committee is well onits way or plans or Mecosta Days 2012.Mecosta Days will be held Aug. 3-5. Wehave plans shaping up or 3 days o events.Mecosta Days will kick o on Friday Aug. 3, with Music on the River, a armers market andmovie at the new library. Saturday, Mecosta Area Committee is bringing the Ultimate AirDogs to perorm. This is a dock-jumping sportthat has exploded across the country since1997.For inormation to obtain a space or craterand ood vendors please contact Sharon at(231) 972-2945 by email: email@example.com. or Diane at (231) 972-8800 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chippewa Hills Class o 1972, therst to graduate rom the new high school, willbe celebrating its 40th reunion on Aug. 11 at The Pines at Lake Isabella. This will be its rstreunion in 15 years, and organizers are hopingto contact as many classmates as possible.Classmates still being sought or thereunion are: Don Murray, Jean Brown, DianeBurgess, Lois Cale, Cyndy Decator, Don Warner,Susan Graham, Sue Holliday, Rick Lyon, JeanPitts, Janelle Place, Phillip Pollock, Janet Pitts,Roger Tabor, Rod Thompson, Ron Stanley, Mary Cushman, Paula Wernette, Dorothea Woodard, Joanie Sisco, Bobette Worth and Deb Royer.I you are a member o the class or know how to contact a member, call Chris at (989)382-5299 or email@example.com.
Barryton Lilac Festival isscheduled for May 17-20. It will include a carnival andgas/steam engine show andcar show.The schedule is as follows:
Thursday, May 17
4 p.m. - carnival, ea mar
-ket and pony rides
Friday, May 18
9 a.m. - Gas and steam en-
gines, ea market open
3 p.m. - carnival and pony rides4 p.m. - chicken barbecueat Fork Township Hall7 p.m. - prince and princesscontest
Saturday, May 19
8 a.m. - softball tournament
(elementary school ball eld)
8 to 10 a.m. - pancake break-fast at senior center (sponsored
by Barryton Church of God)
9 a.m. - gas and steam en-
gines, ea market
9 a.m. - Boy Scout Troop120 lilac sale10 a.m. - parade line-up atelementary school (theme is
10:30 a.m. - parade judg-ing11 a.m. - parade11 a.m. - carnival and pony rides, chicken barbecue at Fork Township Hallnoon - car show line-up
(judging at 2:30 p.m.) on
Northern Avenuenoon to 5 p.m. - silent auc-
tion (park pavilion)
1 to 4 p.m. - museum open1 to 4 p.m. - poker run2 p.m. - poor man pullersand mini mods, stock gardentractors and altered at the fair-
grounds (registration 1 p.m.)4 to 6 p.m. - kids’ shingcontest (prizes)
6 p.m. - talent show
Sunday, May 20
9 a.m. - ea market open
noon - carnival and pony rides1 to 4 p.m. - museum open(Schedule is subject to
For more information, call: Vendors and gas engines:
Terry Wright (989) 382-9282
Talent contest and princeand princess contest: Sara
Wearne (989) 382-9299
Car show: Scott Newhall
Poor man pullers: Terry
Wright (989) 382-9282 (presi
dent, Dave Harper (616) 696-9486)Parade: Barb Kadwell (989)
382-5669Fishing contest: Janis Pard-
ee (989) 382-7085
Softball tournament: Justin
Hampel (231) 250-9480
Poker run: Gwen Haney
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