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November, 2012


Join the Parade on December 1

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The third Annual Grass Lake Festival of Lights Parade will be held on Saturday, December 1, and begins at 5:00 pm at Buddy’s Mini-Mart.

It will travel through downtown to Coppernoll’s Hardware. Parade float participants are being sought. This year’s theme is “Gingerbread Land.”

Everyone is welcome, but they must register in advance. Mode of transportation can be a wagon, a sled, a tractor, a trailer, a truck or your feet.

Individuals, clubs, and businesses are welcome to participate. There is no charge for participating. To register call Jennifer at Designs by Judy at 522-5050.

Benefit for Single Mom Stroke Victim

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Lori Maldonado is a Grass Lake resident who recently suffered a stroke. She is a single mom, with two hard working kids who are still in school and almost ready for college. Lori has always been available for others in their time of need and is now in need of our assistance.

She was just weeks away from earning her nursing R.N. degree, with which she will continue to serve our community, upon her postponed graduation.
In the meantime, Lori and her family need financial assistance to get through the winter while she is recovering from her stroke.

Any help at this difficult time will be greatly appreciated for years to come!

There will be a  Spaghetti dinner benefit for Lori on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Grass Lake High School from 1pm – 5pm. Read More

Thanksgiving Dinner Only Pennies More

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An annual survey looking for the average cost of the classic Thanksgiving meal shows that the cost of ten thankful friends and family gorging themselves on turkey and side dishes remains remarkably affordable, with only a 1 percent increase over last year.

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 27th annual Thanksgiving Dinner Price Survey show the cost barely increasing over last year’s.

The prices of turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie and other traditional side dishes rang up to $49.48, just 28 cents more than in 2011. Read More

Give a Hoot, Get a Hoot

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Learn all about owls during scheduled Owl Prowls in Michigan state parks this November.

Bundle up and head outdoors for a nighttime adventure. Wait until dark then join other like-minded night owls and a state park naturalist for a walk through the woods in one of several state parks offering Owl Prowls during November and December.

Spend 30-45 minutes walking through the woods calling these magnificent creatures while keeping your eyes and ears open. See if you can spot one on its perch or flying overhead.

After the hike, enjoy sitting around a bonfire, making s’mores, chatting about owls, and sharing nature stories. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather as the events will take place rain or shine. Bring something to drink, a camp chair, flashlight or miner’s light, and a great outdoor or nature story to share around the fire. Pre-registration is not required. The programs are free of charge; however, a Recreation Passport is required for vehicles entering the state parks and recreation areas.

For details, call recreation programming assistant Tracy Ball, 231-944-0078 or email:

Owl Prowls are scheduled for 7 pm at Waterloo State Recreation Area   on Saturday, December 1. Meet at the Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Road.

Waterloo Recreation Area is located in Chelsea, Mich. (Washtenaw County). For details, call the Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center at 734-475-3170 or the recreation area: 734-475-8307.