Cancellations, Postponements, and Changes Due To The Coronavirus

Here is a list of changes, cancellations, and postponements to area events due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. We will be updating this list regularly.

If you have a cancellation or event change you would like to have added to this list, please email us at: briefs@CrawfordCountyAvalanche.com

Last updated Monday, July 27, at 3:53 p.m.

Hanson Hills Recreation Area

The Ragnar Trail Michigan has been cancelled. Ragnar Trail Michigan organizers initially postponed the 2020 event from its original date of June 27-28 to September 4-5 due to coronavirus concerns, but they have now cancelled the race. Hanson Hills officials said the event will return to Grayling next year. According to the Ragnar Trail Michigan web page, www.runragnar.com, registration is already open for the 2021 event, which is slated for June 25-26.

Crawford County Libraries

The Frederic Community Library is now open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Only 10 people are allowed inside at one time. Patrons must wear face masks and practice social distancing. Contact the Frederic Library at (989) 348-4067. The Crawford County Devereaux Memorial Library is still closed due to construction.

Wellington Farm USA

Wellington Farm USA is now open only three days per week (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). On the other days of the week, visitors can walk through the established roads but all buildings will be closed. A Civil War Reenactment will be held on August 21-23. An Antique Car Show will be held on September 12. The Tractor Show scheduled for August 14-16 has been cancelled.

Crawford County Transportation Authority

Crawford County Transportation Authority (Dial-A-Ride) hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Dial-A-Ride is no longer doing free groceries or prescriptions. Dial-A-Ride is available to pick up and deliver Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center Congregate Meals for $1 and Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church Monday Night Community Dinners for $1 (senior price).

Lovells Township Historical Society

The Lovells Township Historical Society has cancelled "Beaver, Beer, and Banjo" and closed the Lone Pine Schoolhouse and the Lovells Fly Fishing Museum for the 2020 season. The Lovells Township Historical Society has postponed the Historical Lodge Tour. 

Grayling Regional Chamber of Commerce

The Grayling Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing has been rescheduled from June 5 to August 28. 

AuSable Valley Animal Shelter

The Animal Shelter has rescheduled its 2020 golf outing fundraiser. The 2020 Putt’n Fore Pets Golf Outing is now slated for Saturday, August 15, at 10 a.m. at the Grayling Country Club. Cost to participate is $240 for a four-person team. For more information, contact Steve at (989) 889-6635 or email stwigr@yahoo.com.

Kirtland Community College

Kirtland is closed to public visitors through July 31. Kirtland re-opened for in-person classes on Monday, June 8. Students have to wear face coverings. Fall semester begins on August 24.

Crawford County Commission on Aging

Activities, events, classes, and trips suspended until further notice. Congregate meals will continue to be offered Monday through Friday on a curbside take-out basis from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch and dinner, as well as weekend meals, can be picked up at that time. Call the COA at (989) 348-7123 to order takeout meals. Meals on Wheels will continue to be delivered on an alternative schedule. In-home services will continue. Telephone reassurance calls will continue. 

Crawford County Veteran's Service Office

The Coffee Hour slated for the second Thursday of each month is cancelled until further notice.

Crawford County Avalanche

Mailing Address
Box 490
Grayling, MI 49738

Phone: 989-348-6811
FAX: 989-348-6806
E-Mail: information@crawfordcountyavalanche.com

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