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Community Events - May 25, 2016


Recycling Fair

Recycling for Newaygo County’s 2nd annual Recycling Fair will be held Sunday, June 5, beginning at noon at Fremont Lake Park.


Book Club in a Bag

The Grant Area District Library is offering Book Club in a Bag. Each bag has at least 10 books and questions for the book along with information from the author. For a list of titles or other information, call the library at 834-5713. Information is also available online at www.grantlibrary.net. The library is at 122 Elder St. in Grant.


Labels for Grant library

The Grant Area District Library is participating in label collecting as a new fundraiser, seeking Spartan labels, Aunt Millie’s School Spirits and Campbell’s Labels for Education program. A complete list is available at the library. Labels may be dropped off at the library at 122 Elder St. in Grant. For more information, call the library at 834-5713. Information is also available online at  www.grantlibrary.net.


MARSP meetings

The Newaygo Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel meets on the second Tuesday of each month, from May through December, in Fremont and White Cloud locations. All former public school personnel are eligible to join. Call Linda Juliano at 924-2227 for meeting information and reservations.


Book donations wanted

People who have unwanted books, videos, CD’s or audiobooks are asked to consider donating them to the Friends of the Fremont Area District Library for their annual book sale in July. All proceeds are given to the library to support various programs and collections.


Holton Museum seeks old toys

The Holton Historical Society Museum at 6511 Holton-Whitehall Road in the townhall building is looking for old toys (20 years or older) to borrow for a special theme display: “Toys through the Decades.” To loan a toy for the exhibit, call Cookie Evanauski at 821-0130 before May 28.


Customer Appreciation

AmeriGas Propane will hold Customer Appreciation Day at 5857 S. Warner Ave. south of Fremont on Friday, June 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with free hotdogs, chips and drinks.




Native Plant Sale

The Newaygo Conservation District is conducting a Native Plant Sale to help support the diversity of butterflies, moths and other insects. The plants are grown from local seed collections and are said to have no risk of becoming invasive. For more information, call Newaygo Conservation District Executive Director Gail Warnement at (231) 225-3071. The deadline to place orders is June 10.


Gospel Jamboree

Amazing Grace Acres Church will host a Gospel Jamboree featuring the Sacred Harmonies  on Saturday, May 28, beginning with a potluck at 6:30 p.m. followed by music at 7 p.m. The church is at M-37 and Woodland Park Road north of Brohman. For more information, call Pastor Lucky Fulton at 231-745-2270.


Memorial trail ride

The annual Adam Scott Memorial Ride, a 15-mile horseback trail ride, will be on Saturday, May 28, starting at 10 a.m. at Cowboys and Clowns Western Shop at 1343 E. 40th Street south of White Cloud. The $10 fee includes lunch at the halfway point. Wagon seats are also available for the ride. Call 689-0772 for wagon reservations or more information. The weekend also offers rustic camping and a Sunday afternoon speed and fun show in the rodeo arena on Sunday.


Baker College graduation

The 2016 commencement ceremony for Baker College of Muskegon, Baker College of Fremont and the Culinary Institute of Michigan will be held on Friday, June 10, at 7 p.m. at L.C. Walker Arena and Event Center at 955 Fourth St. in Muskegon.


Car Hop

First Congregational Church in Fremont will host a car hop event on Wednesday, May 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church on Hillcrest Drive. The public is invited to enjoy burgers and dogs as they sit in your vehicles and listen to music from the 1950’s. Brownie sundaes will be offered for dessert. The church youth group will accept  donations.


Quest graduation

The public is invited to join in the celebration of Quest Educational Programs graduates on Thursday, May 26 at 7 p.m. at the Dogwood Center for the Performing Arts.