Briefs 05.25.17

Bicycle Safety Rodeo slated for June 3 - Sheriff Kirk A. Wakefield would like to announce the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office Annual Bicycle Safety Rodeo for children grades K-5 will be held on Saturday, June 3, in the parking lot of the AuSable Primary School from noon to 1:30 p.m. A parent must accompany the participating child. For more information contact Melissa Hull at 344-3214.
Baccalaureate Service to be held at GHS - Grayling High School seniors, their family and friends, and community members are invited to attend the 2017 Baccalaureate Service – a non-denominational religious event planned by and featuring the Class of 2017 graduates – on Wednesday, May 31, at 6 p.m. in the school’s Joseph Stripe Auditorium.
Relay team to conduct bake sale - Families Against Cancer, a local Relay for Life team, is sponsoring a bake sale on Friday, May 26, and Saturday, May 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. outside the Hallmark store in Grayling. Relay for Life is slated for July 8 this year, with the survivors’ lap slated for 11 a.m. Survivors can register for the event at the bake sale and receive a free T-shirt. Contact person for Families Against Cancer is Wayne A. Nelson at (989) 348-2985.
AARP driving course to be held June 1-2 - The AARP in conjunction with the Crawford County Commission on Aging and Senior Center is offering the  AARP Smart Driver Course. This two-day course will be held at the Free Methodist Church, 6352 West M-72, on June 1-2 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost of the course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members (all course materials are included in the cost). Participants need to bring their valid Michigan driver’s license and AARP card if they have one. Lunch will not be provided; however, participants can bring their own snacks and drink. The Senior Center will host lunch at noon. Lunch for those 60 and over is a suggested $3 donation and those under 60 is a $5 charge. Call the Commission on Aging at (989) 348-7123 to register.
State rep to conduct local office hours - State Rep. Daire Rendon of Lake City will conduct local office hours at Goodale’s Bakery, located at 500 Norway Street in Grayling, from 9 to 10 a.m. on Friday, June 9. Office hours give residents the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the representative and discuss any questions, concerns, or input they may have.  
Have an upcoming event? Announce it here - Do you have an upcoming event to announce in the Briefs? The basic guidelines: Must be a public event in Crawford County. Upcoming event announcements can run one time in the Briefs. Public events or services that are ongoing may run once per month. Deadline for submission is noon on Monday each week. Submit Brief items to the Avalanche via email at or in person at the Avalanche office (102 Michigan Avenue). Please provide event date, time, place, appropriate details, a contact person’s email address, and a contact person’s phone number.

Crawford County Avalanche

Mailing Address
Box 490
Grayling, MI 49738

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

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