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Mike Fensler and old time stove in the historic Whistlestop Depot. Open for inspection during Heritage Days!

There will be lots to see and free activities taking place during Grass Lake’s annual Heritage Day Festival from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, September 8, 2012.

New this year to start off the festivities will be a 5K run/walk sponsored by the Grass Lake Assembly of God. Sign up at The run will begin and end at Busy Lizzies on Brown Street.  

In downtown Grass Lake on Michigan Avenue, artists and crafters will feature their specialties for sale in booths on the east end of the street and in the park adjacent to the Whistlestop Park Depot.

A silent auction will take place inside the Depot and live musical entertainment will be provided on the street.  On the short walk from the Depot to the Coe House Museum, visitors can stop and take a closer look at the classic and vintage cars sponsored by the Grass Lake Classic Car Club.  Vintage fire trucks, tractors and a Hit & Miss engine from the Jackson Antique Tractor Club can be seen and heard.
The view will be great when enjoying a cruise on a free horse drawn wagon ride to the Coe House Museum. Traditional crafts and demonstrations are scheduled along with a kids “make & take” project.  A reenactment of the Spanish and Indian War is expected to make quite a stir on the grounds, so be on the lookout!

Activities will also feature a community pig roast (cooked by the Grass Lake Diner), free old fashion kids games brought to you by the Grass Lake Leos, and a petting zoo!

Celebrate the Grass Roots of Grass Lake on Saturday, September 8.  It’s a FREE, fun day for the whole family.

Log on to the Grass Lake Chamber of Commerce website for more information.

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