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Crossroads Industries, Inc. in Gaylord will celebrate its40th anniversary with an open house and a Business AfterHours on June 13. The non-profit, 501©3 organization wasfounded in 1972 as the Gaylord Opportunity Center by par-ents of people with disabilities. Since then it has been anintegral part of the Otsego County community.Over the years Crossroads has followed its mission of “WeBuild Employment Independence” by creating a number of employment and community opportunities. During the last40 years it has provided recycling services, a re-sale shop,and held a Pak Mail franchise – endevours which created jobs for people with disabilities and barriers to employment.Currently, Crossroads’ services include bulk mailing, secureshredding, Seams Like New retail store in downtown Gaylord,and community integration and supported employmentservices.Details of the 40th anniversary celebration are as follows: Wednesday, June 13, 20122464 Silver Fox TrailGaylord, MI 49735(989) 732-1233Open House3:30 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.4:00 p.m. Cake Cutting Ceremony Business After HoursSponsored by Crossroads Industries, Inc. and BJ’sRestaurant, Rental, & Catering 5:00 p.m. — 7:00 p.m.($5 entrance fee)For more information go to www.crossroadsindustries.comor call (989) 732-1233.The 51st annual Pony Express Ride, hosted by the Otsegoand Osceola Mounted Police Divisions, will be held in ReedCity on June 9th.This year’s ride will be held to benefit Gaylord resident,Gavin Conradys, an energetic 8-year-old boy who last May was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma, a cancerous bonetumor composed of cells derived from blood forming tissuesof the bone marrow. A youth wrestler who placed in threetournaments last year, Gavin says he likes riding his bike,games, and enjoying time with his 5-year-old sister.Currently, Gavin’s intensive treatment plan includes over 10months of chemotherapy and six weeks of radiation.Proceeds from the ride will also benefit 5-year-old BlairFewless of Tustin, located in Osceola County. Blair was diag-nosed with a rare form of leukemia in November of 2011.Treatment has included six months of chemotherapy, during which the young lad was hospitalized and away from homemost of the time. Blair lives with his mom and dad, Amandaand Ryan Fewless, and 2-year-old sister Hannahleah.The Michigan Sheriff’s Mounted Association has beenholding the annual Pony Express Ride for the past 51 years,and during that time has raised well over $200,000, whichhas been donated to a recipient organization or individualseach year. The event has even received an official ExecutiveDeclaration by Michigan Governor William G. Milliken in1971, declaring the second Saturday in June to be designatedas Pony Express Day here in Michigan.For this year’s event, Mounted Divisions from severalMichigan Counties will participate in the Pony Express Ride.During the ride, which will begin on Saturday morning,horseback mounted riders carry letters with donations thatpeople from across the area have provided, in relay segmentshanded off between mounted divisions from each county.Though on a smaller scale, this process is much like the way the original Pony Express system operated across the Old West in the mid 1800’s.Following the “mail run,” riders will assemble on for aparade. After the parade, the Michigan Sheriff’s Mounted Association will hold a horsemanship show and there will bespecial dinner offered, with admission by donation and there will be raffles and door prizes after the meal.On Sunday morning, there will be a ceremony where therecipients will be presented with this year’s Pony Expressevent donation.For additional information about this year’s 51st AnnualPony Express Ride event, visit www.msma.us/ and follow thePony Express link under the listings on the left side of thepage. Donations can be mailed to OCMD, PO Box 632,Gaylord, MI 49734.
Crossroads Industries to Celebrate 40 Years
Crossroads Industries, Inc. in Gaylord will celebrate its 40th anniversary with an open house and a Business After Hours on June 13.
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