Community Events 8-1-14

August 1, 2014

At Harrison Lions Club Building, 417 Fairlane Road in Harrison on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Resources and housing information that may help you and your family! Free lunch and drinks, free haircuts, free mobile dentist for kids (Bring child’s Dental Insurance card, and pre-register by calling 989-539-4262. Walk-Ins also welcome.) Children’s Immunizations (Pre-register by calling 989-539-6731 ext. 8214), Free backpacks & school supplies for school age kids. (Parents MUST pre-register children for backpacks and school supplies by calling 989-539-4262). Mobile food pantry (Please bring photo ID with you and a laundry basket to tote or help carry food.) Free transportation with 24 hour notice: Call 989-539-1473. New this year: Kid Alley! Mega Bounce Obstacle Course, Cops & Doughnuts, Jewls the Clown and pals, Police Car, Fire Trucks, Ambulance.

The Ladies Christian Fellowship group of St. Luke Lutheran Church, 616 South Fourth St., Harrison will be holding their Annual Rummage Sale on Friday, August 8 from 9 am to 4 pm and on Saturday, August 9 from 9 am to 3 pm.  Proceeds from this sale will be used toward the support of a seminarian student and other mission projects.

The Forgotten Eagles of Michigan will be making their annual stop at the Clare County Courthouse for a short ceremony;    Wednesday, August 6, 2014  at 10:00 a.m.  The Ride Around Michigan began in 2004 as a way for everyone to participate in honoring the sons and daughters of Michigan with three days of remembrance. The journey takes motorcycle riders through each of the 83 counties in Michigan. Each chapter within Forgotten Eagles® holds remembrance ceremonies to honor all those who have served and who currently serve our country. The Freedom Ride, done in conjunction with the annual Ride Around Michigan (RAM) is dedicated to our fallen brothers and sisters and the POW/MIA’s. The ride begins at Snow bowl Road just south of Houghton Lake. Police escorted down US 27 to the C&S Harley Davidson in Mt. Pleasant where more riders are picked up and then continues from there to the Michigan Vietnam Memorial at Island Park in Mt. Pleasant.

The running of the 1st Annual “Jimmy Roberts” Memorial Race will be held on Friday, August 1st at Mt. Pleasant Speedway. Jimmy Roberts, a Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Famer, lost his battle with cancer in 2013.  To recognize his contributions to the Auto Racing Sport, the racing on Friday night, at Mt. Pleasant Speedway, will be dedicated in his honor.
Jimmy began his racing career at age 10 when he built a race car, driven by Franny Stover, then went on 2 years later to win Tri-City Speedway Season Championship.

Over the years he perfected his craft, racing his own cars, breaking track records, winning features, building race cars for others, and pushing to new limits in the racing industry. He has raced all over Michigan, as well as the Midwest, generally with his reputation leading the way.
Racing can be an expensive hobby, so Jimmy always looked for the best payouts.  In his honor, his family has enlisted quite a few sponsors to help bump up the payout at Mt. Pleasant Speedway on Friday Night, so you should see a good number of top quality racing teams.  You can expect a great show!
Come early and purchase tickets for BBQ Dinner starting at 5:00.  Several  ticket packages available.  Racing begins at 8:00.  For more information, call 989-205-4560.

Living Hope Lutheran Church, will again have its clothes Give-A-Way starting on Tuesday August 12, 2014 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. We have had lots of clothes donated to us, including childrens, young adults, womans and mens. Hopefully we have something for you. Come check us out. for school clothes. The church is located at 2855 Cadillac Drive in Farwell near the overpass of US 10 and M115.

August 30th at 10am -12pm, Corner of South Hall & Illinois, Farwell’s Farmer Market. Each Child will receive 6 FREE tickets, Extra Tickets will cost 6 for $2.00. Questions please call 989-588-9926

The Lake George Boosters Club invites everyone to their monthly All You  Care To Eat Breakfast Buffet. We are located at 89 S. Bringold north of  Lake George.  We serve from 8 am to 11 am on August 2.  Proceeds go  toward our College Scholarships.

There are two electronics recycling days scheduled in August in Clare County.

The first is set to take place on August 1 between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm.  Drop-off sites are:   Harrison Administration office, Clare-Gladwin RESD south door, Clare bus garage, Beaverton Middle School (old metal shop).

Examples of things that we WILL take: computers (desktops, laptops, towers, etc.), printers (laser, thermal, dot-matrix ink-jet, etc.), copiers, facsimiles (faxes), televisions, scanners, LCD monitors, keyboards, mice, phones, uninterrupted power supplies (UPS), data projectors, document cameras, digital cameras, camcorders, tape players, DVD players, VCR players, radios, stereo equipment, speakers, etc.

The only exceptions are lead acid batteries. The second is set to take place on August 9 from 8am-2pm in the parking lot of Clare City Hall.  There will be a $5.00 ea. charge of disposing of Old CRT (Picture Tube) type monitors or TV sets.

Liberty Baptist Church, 6007 West Mannsiding Road, Lake George invites you to Vacation Bible School on August 6-8th, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

Every day will have great music, fun, games, crafts and a snack, along with rewards and prizes each day and exciting Bible lessons.

Sunday, August 10th, the children will present their closing program for friends and family. Following the morning service will be a church picnic. All parents & grandparents are  encouraged to attend the service and the  picnic with their children. Special singing by the Jerry Jackson Family in the morning service and they will be featured in concert beginning at 2:00 pm.

Following the morning service, there will be a huge inflatable “Noah’s Ark”, on the grounds!

All children, ages 4 and up, are invited to attend. Transportation is available.

For more information please call Pastor Gelatt at (989) 588-7039

The old fashion camp meeting revival will be held on August 8, 9 and 10. Structured games for all, nightly games, speakers nightly, potluck nightly (hot dogs and table serving provided), lots of Christian fun, daily activities for all. Cost is free! Hosts are Lance and Janine Sprague, 310 W. Larch Rd, Harrison, MI 48625, 989-539-3219. Night activities begin with Potluck and adult and kids’ activities from 6:00 to 6:45pm. Music (Yoder Family) from 6:45 until 7:30pm and special speakers from 7:30 until 8:30pm. Uniting to stand up for Christ speakers will be Rev. John Poling on Friday the 8th, Rev. Birt Cooper on Saturday the 9th, and Rev. Birt Cooper on Sunday the 10th. Non-Denominational gathering of hungry Christians joining for good fellowship, fun and sharing. Bring seating arrangement. FREE primitive camping on grounds available all self-contained. Free will donations accepted. Children are welcome, but are parents responsibility at all times. Pd 7/25 and 8/1

On Saturday, Aug. 2 beginning at 9 a.m., the committee is seeking volunteers 16 years and older to pound in nails on the interior of the depot which were left in place when the depot was gutted in preparation for the move to Fourth Street in April.  Windows have been purchased and will be installed that day so we will need volunteers on hand to help prepare the exterior of the building for their installation.  Special carpentry skills are not needed; just a hammer, gloves, safety glasses, appropriate footwear–and perhaps ear plugs.  Come when you can and stay as long as you want!   A hot dog lunch will be provided for volunteers.

The Clare Depot located on 4th Street across from the Clare Castle Senior Center.

 Additionally, the new depot windows are available for sponsorship.  Sponsor’s names will be placed on a nameplate beneath the window sponsored.  A list of windows needing sponsorship will be available at the August 2 community volunteer event at the depot.

 If you have questions, please contact Diane Lyon at or (989) 386-7541 x 106.  More information about the depot project and making a donation can be found at

Fire & Iron Mc Station 370 Of Central Michigan will be holding their 6th Annual Survival Ride & Breast Cancer Bash

In Honor of Tamara Adams of Clare, Michigan  on August 23, 2014 at The Isabella County Fairgrounds  (500 N Mission Rd, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858)

6th Annual Survival Ride

Registration 10am-12:15pm , Departs 12:30pm from Isabella County Fairgrounds, Cost: $25 Single Rider, $40 Couple, Price Includes: Ride, Gift, Dinner, Cover to the Breast Cancer Bash, And Live Entertainment

Breast Cancer Bash

Immediately following Ride at Fairgrounds (approx. 5:30pm-12:00am), Live Entertainment (7pm – 12am), 50/50, Silent Auction, Raffle Items, Drinks, and Food, Donation of $10 at Door

All Are Welcome: Ride In, Drive In, Doesn’t Matter!!! Visit Www.Fireandiron370.Com For More Information

Proceeds To Benefit Breast Cancer Patients In Central Michigan, Questions: Contact Alisha @ 989-560-5298 Or Brad @ 989-506-1442


Clare County K-9 Unit will be having a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at the Harrison Moose Lodge on Sunday, August 10 from 2:00pm until 6:00pm. Cost is $6.00. Proceeds to help fund the purchase of a new K-9 dog, faithful “Rocky” will be retiring! Coffee, water, salads, dinner rolls, desserts, 50/50 drawings, raffles and entertainment by Dennis James, enjoy a fun filled afternoon with music, singing and dancing!

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