WINTERFEST WAS A GREAT EVENT: Thanks to the New Baltimore Lions Club, Our Town was packed with people on the streets and in two huge tents. Finally, Our Town was alive and active! Tournaments, raffles, entertainment, polar plunge, road rally, food trucks, beverages, soup and chili cook-offs and fun! Greeting friends, shaking hands, hugging, smiling and laughing was seen everywhere. The Lions Club went all out and gave Our Town a wonderful three days of new life. From Our Town to the Lions, thank you!
MAR. 13 LEMPKE-BLACKWELL VFW POST 7573 BIG BREAKFAST: Guests are invited to the Cove at 35011 23 Mile in Our Town for a delicious meal of eggs to order, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, gravy and potatoes. The hours are 8 am to 11 am World War II veterans eat free, while others are asked to pay at least $8. Children, under age ten, $2. Be there and share a hearty breakfast with friends.
SHIRLEY IS OFF TO FIREKEEPERS MARCH 22: Call 586-531-1934 and Shirley will assure a reservation. At a cost of $40 a person, deluxe transportation on a coach, raffles, snacks and bottled water will be provided. The casino gives $20 in card play and a $5 food coupon. Tuesday is Senior Day, so when you accrue 55 points the casino awards $10 on card play. Departure is from Lowes at 29770 23 Mile near Gratiot in Chesterfield Township at 8 am Please arrive by 7:45 am Arrival back home is around 7:30 pm Good Luck!
MARCH 1 DEADLINE FOR CONTEST: VFW Post 7573 is sponsoring the Young American Creative Art Contest Scholarship for high school students. To learn details visit vfwanxmi.org for programs, scholarship, brochure and application. For further information please contact VFW Auxiliary member Sandi at 586-725-9554.
HAVEN PLACE A GEM: A few years ago the Nagys brought Haven Place into reality and it has flourished ever since. Finding a suitable building in New Haven, they began offering innumerable programs and projects for the betterment of others. The many programs Haven Place offers at 58575 Main St. in New Haven are for all ages and for better living. Contributions are being accepted using Thrivent Active teams, shopping at AmazonSmile or by a check payable to Haven Place, at the address above.
TIME TO THINK ABOUT NOMINATIONS: April 1 the Citizens Advisory Committee will be asking for nominations for the 2022 Citizen of the Year. There are numerous citizens who should be considered for this honor. Existing for years, the list of honorees is a part of Our Town’s history. The criteria includes that the nominee must reside within the city limits of Our Town. “One who has given of themself without needing praise or appreciation, but puts effort and time on the top of their list, is a perfect candidate.” The CAC will announce the winner in May and recognize the winner during the Bay-Rama Parade in June. Forms are available at New Baltimore City Hall and MacDonald Public Library.
MAKE AND TAKE CARDS WITH NANCY APRIL 2: Visit Ira Township Hall at 7085 Meldrum, between M-29 and Short Cut, in Fair Haven. At 10:30 am Nancy Sommers will offer opportunities for participants to make at least five greeting cards. The cost is $30. Preregistration is required. Stop by the Ira Township office or place a check payable to Ira Township, with the program name in the memo, in the drop box located in the parking lot. For further information please contact Cindy at 586-339-3969 or email email@example.com.
ABCF SCHOLARSHIP NEWS: The Anchor Bay Community Foundation will be awarding 24 scholarships this spring to Anchor Bay High School graduating seniors. Please visit abcf.us. With an application mailing deadline of April 14 and received by April 19, the ABCF will present the awards in May. Scholarships available are: Joseph P. Abell and Ann M. Ruzzin Creative Arts Scholarship; Edward Accivatti Culinary Arts Scholarship; Greg and Mary Ann Bayer Government, Economics, Social Studies Scholarship; Patti Borke Trade School Memorial Scholarship; Bette Dunlap Carrothers Music Scholarship; Jimmie and Joyce Foehr Struggles to Strength Women’s Scholarship; Robert and Louise Hodson Memorial Scholarship for Education; Independent Insurance Agents of Macomb County Scholarship; Stuart MacDonald Business and Technology Scholarship; Keith W. Marcola Medical Memorial Scholarship; Justin Mello Memorial Scholarship for Hillsdale College; Joseph “Joe” Mellon Memorial Scholarship for Law; Michael Osadchuk College and Technical School Memorial Scholarship; Lois and Dick Pierson Building Trades and STEM Scholarship; Pierson Family Young Men’s Educational Scholarship; Frank C. Ruzzin Science and Engineering Scholarship; Selective Industries Alumni Business and Technology Scholarship; James and Diane Shaieb Academic and Leadership Scholarship; Venture Global Engineering Foundation Scholarship; Wayne and Joan Webber Engineering and Medical Scholarship; Steve and Gloria Whittlesey General Business Scholarship; Missy Wood Streveler Memorial Scholarship for Track; New Baltimore Lions Club Trade and Technical School Scholarship; New Baltimore Lions Club Bob Johnson and Greg Bayer General Studies Scholarship. All applications must be postmarked by April 14 and mailed to Anchor Bay Community Foundation, PO Box 88, New Baltimore, MI 48047. Those wishing to make a donation to the ABCF toward a scholarship, memorial, an honorarium or grant, may do so to the above post office box address. Contact 586-281-3275 for further details.
IRA LITTLE LEAGUE REGISTRATION NEWS: Visit iralittleleague.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The 2022 Opening Day will be April 30. The season is for all age groups including the following, along with the fee: T-BALL: Ages 4 to 6 for $75 a player; BASEBALL: Pitching machine, ages 7 to 8 for $85; Minors, ages 9 to 10 for $85; Majors, ages 11 to 12 for $85; Intermediate, 13 years old for $85; Juniors, ages 14 to 15 for $95. SOFTBALL: Pitching machine, ages 6 to 8 years for $85 a player; Minors, ages 9 to 10 for $85; Majors, ages 11 to 12 for $85; Juniors, ages 13 to 15 years for $95. Volunteers Fee: $50 per player or $80 a family, paid at registration. The money will be refunded once four hours of volunteer time is completed.
NB RECREATION DEPARTMENT NEWS: Located at 35248 Cricklewood in Our Town, register at nbrecreation.org for a spring and summer brochure to learn more about the following programs: adult sports, triathlon, youth sports and a summer camp. Other programs include senior citizen card playing from 1p.m. to 4 pm on Monday and Wednesday at the recreation center. Senior trips include lunch on March 18 at Bocci Ball at Palazzo De Bocce in Lake Orion. Departure is at 10 am and the return time is 3:30 pm Also, donations are being accepted to make the playscape at Burke Park universally accessible to all youngsters. Every dollar raised will be matched by the MEDC, up to $50,000, making New Baltimore’s Burke Park more inclusive to live, work and play in. For more information email email@example.com.
PLANNING AHEAD: The New Baltimore Lions Club will be hosting another coat drive in the fall of this year. Hang on to the mittens, gloves, scarves, hats and jackets for the give-away event with a fall date to be announced.
FROM INTERESTING FACTS OF 1922 THANKS TO ROY AND EILEEN RIVARD: 18 percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help. There were about 230 reported murders in the United States.
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