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Boyne Area Senior Center, 411 E. Division St., is open to the public for daily lunches. For seniors age 60+, the donation is $3, for ages 60 and under. $6. For daily information call 582 6682.
The outdoor market is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 8 am to noon at Veterans Park
Charlevoix County's electronics and hazardous waste collection will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Road Commission garage on M-75 South in Boyne City. Acceptable electronics and hazardous waste items include fluorescent light bulbs, oil-based paints, chemicals and lawn fertilizers. Call 231-237-0156 by Sept. 14 for reservations and collection location information. Most items are free; latex paints are $1 per can.
The Boyne Area Free clinic will hold a "Tailgate Party" fundraiser from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, September 16, at the Boyne City Eagles Hall. The Boyne City Firefighters will be grilling chicken quarters, and we supply the fixings. There will be live music, raffles, a silent auction and a live auction at 7 p.m. Dinner cost is $7 for adults, and $5 for ages 12 and under. Come dressed in your favorite team jersey, and have a great time. All profits go to the Boyne Area Free Clinic.
Boyne City will celebrate its autumn bounty at the Harvest Festival on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. "The event committee continues to find ways to make the event fresh and fun! There will be something for all ages," says Karen Guzniczak, committee chair. This family fun day will include music, crafts, children's activities, food and fall produce in the downtown area from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. As the extended Farmers Market will be moved downtown from Veterans Park, portions of Water and Lake Streets will be closed to traffic. Free hayrides will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Musical performers will be featured, with a selection of bands to be playing from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will also be folk art demonstrations and scarecrows lining the streets. If you are interested in designing a scarecrow for our contest, please fill out this registration form. There will be children's games and activities sprinkled around town. Local churches and non-profit organizations that would like to participate by organizing children's activities or harvest crafts are encouraged to contact the Boyne Area Chamber (582-6222) to find out how to get a free booth. We hope you will join us as we shop the market and arts and craft vendors and spend time enjoying all that the downtown area has to offer. The festival is supported by the Boyne City Main Street Program and the Boyne Area Chamber. For more information, call (231) 582-6222 or visit www.boyneharvestfestival.com.
Area residents are gearing up to join in the Charlevoix County CROP Walk, Saturday, September 30 at 9 am. This year's walk will be a 5k and will begin at three Charlevoix County locations, including the United Methodist Church in Boyne City, Elm Pointe to the Tourist Park in East Jordan, and St. Mary's Church in Charlevoix. All churches and individuals are welcome to join the walk. Organized locally, the CROP Walk has set a goal of recruiting 100 walkers to raise $25,000, which will combat hunger in our community as well as around the world. Twenty-five percent of all monies raised here in Charlevoix County will come back locally to The Good Samaritan of Ellsworth, Care and Share of East Jordan, the Charlevoix Food Pantry, Seventh Day Adventist, Boyne Food Pantry in Boyne City and Boyne Falls Food Pantry, Boyne Falls. Last year, over 80 walkers and volunteers raised more than $23,900.00, of which $5,750.00 was divided between our local food pantries. The remaining funds helped to combat hunger and poor sanitation around the world, including the United States. For more information about CROP Walk or if your church or organization would like to participate contact Mary Richwine for Boyne City at 231-582-6035, Marge Teske for East Jordan at 231-536-3128, or John Young for Charlevoix at 231-547-2042.
Boyne Area Free Clinic is open 8 to 4 on Fridays. The clinic is located at 624 State Street. Call 582-4605 or check online http://www.boyneareafreeclinic.com for information.